News Digest 8-4-2022

Four dead after a tractor accident

  • Four people are dead, including three children, after a tractor towing a flatbed-type utility trailer carrying 12 people rolled in southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • The man operating the tractor lost control of the vehicle and traveled over an embankment, where it rolled over, throwing everyone from the trailer.
  • A woman and three children were killed and eight other children were injured
  • The extent of their injuries is unknown and three of the injured were flown from the scene to area hospitals.
Men plead guilty to making fake OSHA cards
  • Two men pleaded guilty in federal court to a lucrative scheme that distributed driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, and OSHA safety course cards.
  • Michael Kruise Williams was charged in January 2022 and pleaded guilty to one count of Production of False Identification Documents and one count of Bank Fraud.
  • As part of a plea agreement, Williams agreed to forfeit $297,313.52 and pay $7,723.40 in restitution. Williams is expected to be sentenced in October.
  • Pedro Vasquez pleaded guilty to one count of Transfer of False Identification Documents and agreed to forfeit $87,974.64 and pay $3,800 in restitution.

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North Carolina man killed by a tractor-trailer

  • Jason W. Bare, of Harmony, N.C., was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a plant.
  • The 44-year-old Bare died at the scene and troopers responded to the Tyson Foods chicken by-product processing plant to investigate.
  • The tractor-trailer, operated by Gary Wayne Davidson, was backing toward an unloading bay and struck Bare, who an employee of Tyson Foods, the patrol said.
  • The investigation is ongoing.

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Ohio aluminum plant faces fines

  • OSHA investigators found workers at General Aluminum Mfg. Co.’s Wapakoneta, Ohio, were exposed to machine hazards.
  • This happened just 36 days after they found similar violations at the aluminum vehicle parts manufacturer’s facility in Conneaut.
  • OSHA found the company failed to train workers performing service and maintenance tasks on industrial machinery on energy control procedures
  • The agency has proposed $480,240 in penalties.

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