News Digest 11-7-2019


Fed-OSHA report links construction errors with June electrical incident at Florida theme park

Fed-OSHA has determined that mistakes made during the construction of Universal’s Volcano Bay, in Orlando, led to electrical problems that shocked lifeguards and visitors in June. “The employees feel unsafe,” said one employee complaint filed with the agency the day after the June 3 incident. Orlando Sentinel


Oregon hemp processors fined $825K for building safety issues

Oregon OSHA has fined five Josephine County employers a combined $825,000 for safety violations the agency says it found at a hemp processing facility. The agency says the building was not structurally sound, and lacked proper exit routes in case of an emergency. Each employer was fined $165,000. KOBI (Klamath Falls, Ore.)


Employee killed in Nashville workplace accident

A 47-year-old worker was fatally injured Tuesday at a Nashville, Tennessee business as he unloaded a semi-trailer of plywood boards that had been secured upright at the end of the trailer. Authorities say he un-secured the boards to drop them onto the forklift when they fell on him, pinning him against the wall. Fox17 Nashville


Wyoming worker fatally struck by industrial pipe in May accident: Report

A new report concludes a Casper, Wyoming man, who died in a work-related incident in May, was loading metal piping onto a truck when a pipe became dislodged and hit him in the head. According to the report, the employee and his coworker were loading metal composition pipes onto a pickup truck with an overhead pipe rack at the time of the accident. KTWO (Casper, Wyo.)


Kansas City area worker electrocuted

A 48-year-old painting contractor was accidentally electrocuted while working at a suburban Kansas City jobsite on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Kansas City Star