Workplace Fatality Update

There are six new California workplace fatalities under investigation, four of them reported as COVID-related. The two non-COVID fatalities are officially undetermined but could ultimately be found to be confined-space … Read More »

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Confined Space Citations

Sending two employees into a crawl space to operate a gas-powered saw without a proper confined space plan nearly spelled disaster for them. Both survived carbon monoxide poisoning from the … Read More »

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Three More Workers Killed (2)

Cal/OSHA is investigating three worker deaths in early November, including a possible confined space incident and two falls. The confined space death was in Paramount, involving an employee of RR … Read More »

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2 Near Fatalities in Confined Space Accident

Cal/OSHA investigators allege that Kittyhawk, Inc., a Garden Grove-based metal processing company that performs services for the casting industry, sent an “untrained” production assistant into a pressure vessel furnace for … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA, Employers Reach Settlements

Employers and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health have reached agreement in some high-profile cases from recent years. Here are the most notable recently settled cases. These, although large, … Read More »

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