Georgia's workplace fatalities have declined 23 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
ATLANTA - Workplace accidents killed 30 Georgians last year, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported Monday."Too many families and friends lost loved ones last year," said Mike D'Aquino, of the U.S. Department of Labor's Atlanta office. "Someone they knew went to work and did not return home at the end of the day."Construction and manufacturing were responsible for 12 deaths each, followed by four from agriculture and landscaping, and two from maritime jobs.
Employees were evacuated after an ammonia leak at FPL Food on Thursday.
SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. - Georgia wildlife agents intercepted 156 sea turtle eggs they suspect were stolen from a nest on Sapelo Island, authorities said.
ATLANTA --- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a $73,275 fine against Fieldale Farms Corp. in Gainesville after an inspection of a poultry processing plant found 22 violations.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A Georgia construction worker has died after he fell through the ceiling at a clinic in South Carolina.The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that 60-year-old Juan Arriaga of Savannah, fell about 12 feet Tuesday morning at a weight loss clinic on Hilton Head Island. Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott said Arriaga was working on the heating and air conditioning system when he tripped and fell through a hole.Arriaga was taken to Hilton Head Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
POOLER, Ga. - An 80-year-old Florida woman died early Thursday a day after being sickened by fumes at a McDonald's restaurant in south Georgia, police said.
Imperial Sugar has reached a settlement with federal regulators seeking to fine the company for safety violations after a 2008 explosion at its Georgia refinery killed 14 workers near Savannah
One year after President Bill Clinton signed a federal law to protect health care workers from accidental needle sticks, many of the nation's hospitals are not complying with the new regulations or have been slow to buy the safe needle devices and adequately train health care workers in their use.
AIKEN COUNTYBackhoe crushes worker to death GRANITEVILLE - A construction accident at Sage Valley Golf Club off Bettis Academy Road killed a Blythe man Monday afternoon. Ramon Lamberty, 49, of County Line Road, working for Pave-Way of Augusta, was attempting to load a backhoe onto a flatbed trailer when the backhoe slid off. Mr. Lamberty was pinned beneath the backhoe's arm, according to Lt. Michael Frank, a spokesman for the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.