Tag archives for workplace fatalities
If you attended any Worker Memorial Day events this week, The Pump Handle invites you to share with readers some highlights from it.
This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Wednesday, September 16 in Waco, Texas.
DuPont has filed a litany of excuses to challenge OSHA’s findings about violations related to the November 2014 death of four employees.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Elbert C. Woods could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Chandler Warren could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
A Wyoming grandmother wants the State to impose more meaningful sanctions in work-related fatality cases. Her 20 year-old grandson was killed on-the-job. Despite finding serious violations, the company paid only a $6,700 penalty.
While we’re on vacation, we’re re-posting content from earlier in the year. This post was originally published on March 9, 2011. By Celeste Monforton “Death takes no holidays in industry and commerce,” is how Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz described the toll of on-the-job death and disability for U.S. workers. The Secretary’s remarks in 1968 were…
The next time you hear someone claim that worker safety regulations and OSHA hurt job growth and hinder small businesses, remind them about Haasbach, LLC. On July 28, 2010, two workers (Wyatt Whitebread, 14, and Alex Pacas, 19) were killed at a grain handling facility owned by Haasbach, when the young workers were engulfed in…