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Caterpillar to Blame for Worker's Fall Into Molten Iron

OSHA proposes $145K fine over Steve Dierkes' death in June

(Newser) - A worker had been on the job a little over a week when he fell into a pot of molten iron that ABC News reports was "twice as hot as lava." Steve Dierkes, a melting specialist at a Caterpillar foundry in Mapleton, Illinois, was "immediately incinerated" by...

Federal Appeals Court Puts Biden Mandate Back in Play

6th US Circuit Court of Appeals frees up vaccine, testing rule for businesses with 100-plus workers

(Newser) - As some states continue to push back on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private employers, the president saw a victory on that front Friday after a federal appeals court reinstated the vaccine and testing requirement for businesses, reports CNBC . The ruling by the 6th US Circuit Court of...

With 200 Meat Plant Workers Dead, the Feds Issue 2 Fines

Critics say it's too little, too late

(Newser) - With meat packers facing high COVID-19 rates , where were the feds? Investigating, it seems. Now regulators have slapped fines on two meatpacking plants and triggered a fresh round of finger-pointing over worker safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Post reports. Levied this week, fines against a JBS plant in...

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