[UPDATE: The worker has been identified as 51-year-old Mark Arnett of Oakland, a member of the International Association of Machinists. Our condolences go out to Brother Arnett's colleagues, friends and family.]
A man died at the Port of Oakland after being crushed by a crane Wednesday morning, a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health [...]
Wednesday’s walkout at the NFI warehouse came a day before Warehouse Workers United and other labor supporters were planning to begin a 50-mile protest march from the Inland Empire to downtown Los Angeles that is supposed to take place over about five days.
As many as three dozen workers at a warehouse in Mira Loma [...]
Cargill facility in Bloomington, Illinois
Authorities in central Illinois are working to determine what led to the death of a 48-year-old man after a fall at a Cargill Inc. soybean-processing plant.
Emergency workers brought Michael Burleson to the hospital after responding to a call at the Cargill facility in Bloomington.
Cargill spokesman Mark Klein says [...]
[Note: The following news refers to the tragic death of our brother, ILWU Local 94 member Steve Saggiani.]
SSA Marine, a California-based stevedoring services company, was recently fined $70,000 by the federal government’s safety agency after a worker was killed while on the job.
The federal government’s workplace safety agency stated that the worksite where [...]
An OSHA official said it will take about six months to investigate the death of Jay M. Van Buskirk, 47, who fell off a man-lift at the ConAgra grain elevator in Alton, IL. Van Buskirk had reportedly been affected by the heat and told witnesses he was feeling dizzy prior to his fatal fall.
ILWU Local 94 longshore worker Steve Saggiani was killed in a waterfront accident on January 19, 2012, at the age of 47. OSHA announced Thursday that ‘SSA Marine failed to prevent this worker from being in harm’s way.’
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited SSA Marine Thursday in regards [...]
Newark container terminal where an ILA worker was killed on the job last night.
Earline Brundage was working as a “hold man” on the Newark waterfront, according to a co-worker who saw the accident that killed her.
Brundage’s job, the longshoreman said, was to remove the metal “shoes” from bus-sized shipping containers while a [...]
Officials say a dockworker was killed Wednesday in an industrial accident while unloading a shipping container at a Newark port.
A port spokesman says the 47-year-old woman was working at the Port Newark Container Terminal about 7:15 p.m. when she was caught between two railroad-car-sized metal containers that had been taken from a ship in [...]
An International Longshoremen’s Association local headed by one of ILA President Harold Daggett’s sons has bombarded four New Jersey container terminals with grievances alleging more than 300 safety violations.
The grievances by Local 1804-1 came a week after a dispute over crane safety interrupted work for several hours at Global Terminal, a Bayonne, N.J., container [...]
An investigation continues into the rare death Friday afternoon [August 12] of a longshoreman at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia, where workers today are devastated by the loss of a colleague.
Carmen “Chuckie” DiRago’s longtime friend and waterfront colleague, Albert Howlett, said DiRago was crushed when a “yard horse,” the tractor part [...]
Columbia Grain, Choteau, Montana
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Columbia Grain Inc. in Choteau, MT, with two repeat and six serious violations for hazardous conditions found during a general scheduled inspection of the grain handling facility. OSHA has proposed fines totaling $60,390.
“Columbia Grain failed to provide [...]