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OSHA fines company over repeat improper scaffolding, violations

Construction workers face many hazards due to the nature of the job and the tools required to complete their projects. Therefore, inspectors with OSHA often spend significant time and resources conducting safety inspections of these sites -- especially whenever there is an incident that results in a worker suffering serious injuries. Missouri companies are required to ensure that their employees are not at risk due to improperly prepared work sites.

Bipartisan efforts to secure funding for OSHA program

Many workplaces in Missouri and throughout the country pose a danger to the health and safety of workers. The vast majority of companies are subjected to regular inspections conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. One little-known program offered by the federal agency is in danger of being discontinued due to a lack of funding.

OSHA involved after man falls from roof and dies

Working in construction and home improvement can be a risky undertaking. In spite on the precautions that one may take to avoid hazardous conditions -- as most Missouri workers know -- not every accident can be anticipated or prevented. When a serious workplace accident occurs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, frequently conducts an investigation as a means of preventing further injuries in the future.

Inventor develops suit to help prevent industrial accident injury

Blue collar workers face any number of dangers during their work day. Those who work in factories may face a higher risk of injury from an industrial accident. Missouri has numerous factories that employ hundreds of workers who depend on these companies to provide for their families.

Worker rescued from trench collapse that buried him completely

Trenches represent some of the most hazardous areas in which workers in Missouri and other states can find themselves. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict regulations to protect the employees who need to work in these dangerous areas. Along with proper equipment, such as trench boxes or shored walls to prevent cave-ins, workers must have safe methods to exit excavations quickly in the event of an emergency such as an imminent trench collapse. Furthermore, a competent, adequately qualified person must evaluate the safety of the trench every day.

Industrial accident at ammunition factory kills 1, injures 4

A massive explosion rocked an ammunition factory in Missouri on a recent Tuesday afternoon. The industrial accident claimed the life of one employee and caused injuries to four others. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms immediately launched an investigation and determined that there was no foul play involved.

Industrial accident: Explosion in Missouri kills 3, injures 4

An explosion at a box manufacturing plant in Missouri caused the deaths of three people and injured four. The company at which the industrial accident occurred had apparently been cited for safety violations multiple times in 2014 and 2015. This tragedy took place on a recent Monday morning.

Work accident kills worker when forklift falls on top of him

Workers in Missouri and other states in facilities in which forklifts are operated must be provided with the necessary safety training. After a recent fatal work accident involving a forklift, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said forklifts are the cause of approximately 85 fatalities per year across the country. The Industrial Truck Association says almost 856,000 forklifts are in operation nationwide.

Unsafe working environment in confined space can be deadly

Confined spaces pose severe and life-threatening hazards to workers nationwide, including in Missouri. A report about a recent workplace accident in another state underscored the dangers of allowing unprotected workers to enter an unsafe working environment of a confined space. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is investigating an incident involving an employer who already has a record of confined space violations.

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