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Port worker killed in forklift accident at APM Terminals, VA

APM terminal in Portsmouth, VA

A worker at APM Terminals in Portsmouth,VA, died Monday morning of injuries she sustained in an accident involving a forklift.

Police spokeswoman Jan Westerbeck said the longshoreman, Paula Bellamy, 38, of Portsmouth, was pronounced dead less than an hour after being struck by a forklift on the waterfront.

Bellamy […]


OSHA fines Gavilon/Peavey for worker’s death; grain entrapments rising

A worker died at this Gavilon-Peavey grain facility in September 2010. OSHA has cited the company for 46 safety and health violations and said the death "could have been prevented had the grain bin owner and operators followed occupational safety standards."

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited […]