Stories tagged: Workplace safety
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Worker who lost arm in accident tells teens to know their rights, demand safety training
Young workers are twice as likely to be hurt on the job as older adults. Matt Pomerinke, who lost his arm in an industrial accident, travels the state, telling students …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 4:53 p.m.
Snohomish County Public Utility District pays fines for worker’s fatal fall
Fines totaling $6,000 have been paid in a worker’s fatal fall from a Snohomish County Public Utility District warehouse.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Three workers not exposed to internal radiation at DOE site, contractor says
A cleanup contractor says three Idaho workers involved in a radiological incident at a U.S. Department of Energy site earlier this year did not receive internal exposure.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
Pacific Steel fined in connection with chlorine gas leak that killed a worker
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has fined Pacific Steel and Recycling $6,600 in connection with two workplace safety violations found after an investigation into a chlorine gas release …
Tue., Oct. 6, 2015
Zorba Paster: The risks of sitting
A trainer’s comments about sitting being ‘the new smoking’ are proving to be spot on.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 2:22 a.m.
Fla. caseworker stabbed to death during home visit
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — An inexperienced health care caseworker who visited a client at his home knew there was something that made her “very uncomfortable” about the 53-year-old man, …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2012, 9:14 a.m.
Mining deaths second-lowest in a century
The number of U.S. mining deaths last year was the second-lowest reported since statistics were first recorded in 1910, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010
Spokane case to test state’s termination law
Do Washington laws protect a worker from retaliation if he reports seeing a supervisor under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated? The state Supreme Court will focus on …