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Mike Ferrara

Tragic Accident – NJ Worker, 50, Falls Into Vat of Sugar and Dies

According to the Phildelphia Inquier, a A 50-year-old worker died after he fell into a sugar hopper Monday afternoon at an industrial plant in Bucks County, PA. Janio Salinas Valerda, of…

Mike Ferrara

Workers and Power Lines – A Dangerous Combination

Power lines pose a serious danger to anyone working with or around construction equipment such as scaffolds, cranes, hoists, conveyors, and ladders. Accidentally coming into contact with…

Camryn Hansen

KBR Employee Raped by Co-Workers is Now a Victim of Character Attack

Just a few days after Jamie Leigh Jones arrived in Iraq to work for Halliburton/KBR, the contractor formerly run by Dick Cheney, several of her co-workers attacked and gang-raped her. She was…

Mike Ferrara

Hispanic Worker Deaths Skyrocket 76%

Although the total number of workers killed in this country while on the job has declined, the number of Hispanic workers killed in the workplace shot up 76% between 1992 and 2007, according to…

Mike Ferrara

Construction Deaths Way Up in Texas; OSHA Gets Involved

Over the past four years, there has been a shocking 31% increase of construction related deaths in the state of Texas, particularly among Hispanic workers.
2007 data (the most recent available)…

Camryn Hansen

KBR Knowingly Poisoned U.S. Soldiers in Iraq, Refuses to Admit Fault

KBR, the top US Defense Department contractor in Iraq who has alternately been accused of poor construction work leading to 13 US soldiers’ electrocution deaths, the profit-driven inflation…

Mike Ferrara

Workplace Injuries Continue To Decline – OSHA Steps Up Enforcement

The latest government data shows that the number of workplace injuries and workplace deaths was the lowest ever recorded in 2006, the latest year available. The actual figures are 4.4 injuries or…

Mike Ferrara

Hospitals Lead All Industries With Most Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The United States Department of Labor reports that hospitals are the leading industry with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses The latest figures from 2005 show that there were…

Mike Ferrara

Miami Crane Collapse Kills 2 – Florida Has No Regulations Dealing With Tower Cranes And Crane Operators

As incredible as it seems, 10 days after seven were killed in a New York City crane collapse, the virtually identical thing happened again in Miami. The startling news this time is that Florida does not regulate or license tower cranes and crane operators. Two workers were killed and five were injured when the crane fell 30 stories. Workplace injuries kill and injury thousands each year. …

Mike Ferrara

Safety is Job One – Deaths at NYC Construction Site Should Not Have Happened

Yesterday’s tragic crane collapse in NYC killed four and injured 10. It happened in mid-town Manhattan and could have been much worse. The site at 50th Street and 2nd Avenue is a bustling mid city intersection. The crane was on the 19th floor of a 44 story condo that was being built. There had been prior violations at this work site and neighbors complained that the workers were working…