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OSHA investigating incident involving utility worker in Texas

OSHA investigating incident involving utility worker in Texas The United States Department of Labor is investigating a workplace accident involving a utility worker in Brazos County. An employee of Echo Powerline doing contract work for Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) was

OSHA cites solar contractor almost $40,000 after fatal electrocution of one of their workers

OSHA cites solar contractor almost $40,000 after fatal electrocution of one of their workers The agency said Wednesday that it cited Power Factor LLC for four serious violations after the employee, who has not been identified, died July 24, 3018,

NFPA reports “substantial share” of contractor deaths involving electrical incidents in the construction industry, during recent 5 year period

NFPA reports “substantial share” of contractor deaths involving electrical incidents in the construction industry, during recent 5 year period The construction industry experienced a “substantial share” of contractor deaths involving electrical incidents during a recent five-year period, according to a

Contractor dies after electrical shock

MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) – A contractor working near the SCI Mercer prison has died after an electrical shock, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. The accident happened around 8:10 a.m. Thursday outside of the perimeter of the Mercer County

Not reporting workplace injuries is a red flag to OSHA

Questions have arisen about whether the Trump administration has weakened the OSHA electronic injury reporting rule because there appear to be few (if any) penalties tied to not reporting. That’s changed.  First, some background on who’s been reporting injuries electronically