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Archive for January 2012

Thirteen Workers Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At Plant

Officials said a faulty propane tank released carbon monoxide into a western Wisconsin plant, sending 13 workers to area hospitals Thursday. According to officials, emergency crews were called to Chippewa Bi Products near Alma Center after at least one employee fainted. Nine of the workers were treated […]

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OSHA Fines Eau Claire Company $105,000 For Violations

An Eau Claire manufacturing company was fined $105,000 by Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violations found after a worker’s thumb was crushed by a hydraulic power press. According to the OSHA press release, a Curt Manufacturing LLC employee’s thumb was crushed July 25 while he was […]

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WI Man 1st U.S. Civilian To Get Bionic Hand

A Wisconsin man is the first U.S. civilian to get a bionic hand. The 36-year-old Medford, Wis. man lost his hand in 2006 in a rock-crushing device while he was working. His hand and lower arm had to be amputated. He wore various prosthetics devices, but was […]

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OSHA Fines Roofing Co. $102,300 For Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited roofing contractor Martha A. Alvarez with six safety violations for failure to provide fall protection at three Wisconsin job sites. The Houston-based company is facing fines of $102,300 for the violations at two separate sites in […]

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Mechanic Crushed To Death

Wisconsin officials said a mechanic working on a vehicle died after it fell on him. According to LaCrosse police, Kevin Ryan, 49, of Winona, Minn. was killed Wednesday afternoon. Ryan had been working on a vehicle about 12:40 p.m., when it fell. A co-worker called emergency crews […]

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