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Archive for November 2011

One Killed, One Seriously Injured In Chemical Spill At Plant

A Horicon, Wis. man died Monday and his co-worker was injured after the two were overcome by chemical fumes at a plant near Theresa, Wis. According to reports, 55-year-old Roman Torres was killed and Thomas Persha, 65, was hospitalized. Persha’s wife found the two of the men […]

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Man Killed After Arm Severed On Ship

A Superior man was killed after having his arm severed in a workplace accident last week. According to reports, 60-year-old Robert Hackensmith got his arm caught in a running conveyor belt, which amputated his arm before it was shut off by coworkers aboard the SS St. Mary’s […]

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Webinar Aims To Educate On OSHA’s New Local Emphasis Program

The University of Wisconsin Extension is holding a two-hour webinar in a few weeks to discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new Local Emphasis Program for inspecting dairy farms. The online presentation will be held December 6 from 1 p.m. – 3p.m. and led by Mary […]

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OSHA Cites Vinton Construction Co. For Five Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Manitowoc utility contractor Vinton Construction Co. for five citations of safety violations. The company received four serious safety violations and one willful violation for failing to protect workers from cave-ins while performing trenching operations to install […]

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WI Birdhouse Maker Cited For 22 Violations

A Wisconsin manufacture of birdhouses was cited for safety and health violations at two of its facilities this week. According to a press release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Gardner Equipment Co. was cited for 22 violations between their sites in Columbus and Juneau. OSHA […]

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