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In 2012, a Frontline and Pro Publica investigation of the cell (or wireless) tower industry found that between 2003 and 2010 the average fatality rate for the US tower industry was more than 10 times greater than that of the construction industry. A January 6, 2014 story by KUOW reporter John Ryan about the death…

No tsunami of regulations, proposals to improve safety for miners languish in White House review

The Obama Administration continues to let proposals to improve worker safety waste away in internal review.

Federal OSHA Penalties 101: A look at high-dollar cases

In October 2009, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made national headlines when it proposed a record-setting $87 million penalty against BP Products North America Inc. for the company’ failure to correct serious safety hazards at its Texas City, Texas refinery. Ten months later, OSHA announced that it reached a settlement with…

While we’re on vacation, we’re re-posting content from earlier in the year. This post was originally published on February 28, 2011. By Celeste Monforton Roxanne Moyer wondered why managers at her husband’s worksite would allow an obvious dangerous condition to exist. Workers could be so “close to molten steel [that it] just poured over on…