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After an accident that seriously injured two workers in a 37′ fall, OSHA levies its biggest fine in more than five years, saying contractor Abhe & Svoboda knowingly put workers at risk.
Sixty-six Oregon workers lost their lives to preventable accidents in 2016.
At the ODOT bridge contractor where a 40-foot fall sent two workers to the hospital, at least four former employees say they were let go after complaining of dangerous work conditions.
Peg Seminario, the AFL-CIO’s director of occupational safety and health, is a nationally recognized expert on worker safety.
The list of workers killed on the job in Oregon in 2016 — from Oregon-OSHA reports, workers’ comp data, and newspaper accounts.
The Fire Fighters union is sounding the alarm about the cancer-causing after-effects of fire.
One of last year’s on-the-job deaths was a union organizer killed in a car crash.
Nonunion paint contractor Abhe & Svoboda faces civil rights, labor and safety complaints on a $22 million Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) painting project underneath the Ross Island Bridge.
Under the Ross Island Bridge Feb. 8, a painter plummeted 40 feet and landed on his own son, putting both in the hospital.
Oregon Special Education personnel all too frequently are injured by their students.