Columbia County cracks down on unlicensed contractors

Last month, building inspectors and code enforcement officers randomly visited 16 construction sites to ensure professionals are licensed and operating as permitted under Georgia law.

Zip line regulations scrutinized after 4 summer deaths

RALEIGH, N.C. - As 12-year-old Bonnie Sanders Burney soared over a 40-foot ravine at her sleep-away camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tether attaching her to a dual zip line snapped - plunging her to her death.

Augusta's Habitat for Humanity struggles to find families to serve

A lack of qualified low-income families who are interested in buying and willing to help construct affordable homes, paired with an increase in regulatory costs, has put Augusta's Hab­i­tat for Humanity branch in a peculiar position.

Man crushed at SC steel plant

...before he could be freed.The name of the man has not been released.Berkeley County deputies and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating how the man was trapped between the machines.

Columbia County randomly checks contractors for licenses

Development officials in Augusta and Columbia County met to discuss imposing stiffer penalties against unlicensed contractors as the demand for housing continues to increase.

Augusta Tech's Economic Development Division helps train area workforce in vocational skills

Augusta Tech's Economic Development office works behind the scenes daily to elevate the area's global profile through feeding local manufacturers and health care providers with qualified workers and filling in gaps emerging between generations.

Hephzibah man dead after fall from crane at International Paper plant in Augusta

...be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab in Atlanta today for an autopsy. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the incident.

OSHA investigates falling death of crane operator at Augusta's International Paper mill

OSHA representatives arrived at International Paper mill in Augusta early Tuesday to investigate the death of a Hephzibah man.

McDonald's workers file complaints over burns in ongoing campaign for higher pay, unionization

NEW YORK - McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

Asphyxia killed Kia plant worker

...very heavy when it fell on him. U.S. Department of Labor spokeswoman Lindsay Williams said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. The plant is in West Point, just west of the Alabama-Georgia line.