Philadelphia nurses worried about working conditions
- Nurses at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia are alarmed about the hospital’s dangerous work environment.
- The nurses have gotten attacked on the job and they claim the situation has gotten worse since the pandemic.
- Nurses at Einstein have been spat at, threatened with rape, and punched in the face so hard they needed reconstructive surgery, according to OSHA and other reports.
- Albert Einstein Medical Center is one of several hospitals nationwide that are struggling with how to keep employees safe.
Crane collapse leads to massive evacuations
- A crane collapse in Atlanta has left residents in the surrounding area temporarily homeless.
- The collapse left four workers injured and others running for safety after the accident was caused by a mechanical failure at a construction site.
- Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Roderick Smith estimated around 1,000 homes remained evacuated as crews worked to “neutralize” the structure.
- While Smith couldn’t say how many people were displaced, he said the city was working with the Red Cross to ensure everyone had temporary housing.
Inspections lead to more fines for Dollar General in four states
- Nine inspections in Maine, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin found Dollar General exposed workers to obstructed exits, fire, and electrical hazards, which carry $3.4 million in new penalties.
- Since 2017, OSHA has proposed more than $21 million in penalties for the national retailer after 240 inspections.
- These conditions expose employees to fire, electrical and struck-by, and other hazards in violation of federal regulations.
- Alerted by state fire marshals concerned about hazards at four stores and by complaints at two locations, OSHA opened inspections between late October and late December 2022 at these six Dollar General stores in North Dakota.
OSHA investigating fatal fire
- OSHA is investigating a fire at Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery that killed one worker.
- The company did not comment on market speculation that a gasoline production unit was damaged by the fire and could be offline for an extended period, according to the Oil Price Information Service.
- Galveston Bay’s Ultraformer Unit No. 3 was involved in the fire.
- A reformer upgrades heavy naphtha into gasoline blendstock by raising its octane.