News Digest 5-23-2019

Workers at Chicago McDonald’s say restaurant is a magnet for crime

In a report filed this week with Fed-OSHA, employees at a McDonald’s on the south side of Chicago said their workplace had been the scene of 31 violent incidents over six months during the past year. The employees say they placed dozens of 911 calls since November but that its manager urged them to tone down their distress out of concern the restaurant might get shut down. CBS News

New York tree service worker electrocuted

A 21-year-old man was electrocuted while working in Mount Morris, New York on Tuesday morning, authorities announced Wednesday. He reportedly was holding onto a metal chain attached to a crane moving logs when the chain made contact with an overhead power line. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Massachusetts utility worker electrocuted after falling from bucket truck

A utility worker was transported to Rhode Island Hospital after police say he fell out of a bucket truck onto live wires Tuesday in Norton, Massachusetts. Fed-OSHA is investigating. WPRI (Providence, R.I.) [with video]

Connecticut worker injured in accident at manufacturing plant

A 58-year-old man was seriously injured when he was trapped in an industrial vertical turning center machine at an aerospace and defense manufacturing facility in Glastonbury, Connecticut early Tuesday morning. NBC Connecticut

Man killed in North Dakota oil rig accident

A man was killed in a worksite accident, as a workover rig was in operation at an oil rig site in Williams County, North Dakota. Fed-OSHA is investigating the incident, which occurred this weekend. KXNet (Bismarck, N.D.) [with video]

Worker dies in fall from Mississippi radio tower

A 34-year-old Arkansas man this week fell to his death from a 280-foot radio tower in southwest Mississippi. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Greenwood Commonwealth