Wyoming OSHA has issued several citations totaling $15,120 in fines against Nature’s Capital, whose employee was killed by a bear in September.
Cloud Peak Energy confirms a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine in Montana at approximately 7:00 p.m. on June 23, 2014 in a single haul truck incident.
A 32-year-old Worland man was killed in a drilling rig accident north of Baggs, Wyoming, on May 15. Carl Jordan had been on the job for less than 90 days, said his wife, Cathy Jordan. “It could have been prevented. It was an operator error,” she told WyoFile. Carl was working on the floor of Winchester Well Service’s rig No. 1691 when blocks used to “cool the brakes” fell and struck him, said Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson. Jordan died at the scene.
ESPC: Session ends on high note; Good session yields passage of job safety and sunshine laws…
On Thursday, Mar. 8, Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center discussed the end of the session, including the public meetings bill and a workplace safety
Beyond those efforts, exactly what WOGISA can and should do to help stem serious injuries and fatalities in the industry isn’t clear to it’s own members. Attendees in Rock Springs complained that a company can have a seatbelt policy, but that doesn’t mean all of their employees will wear seatbelts every time they’re in a vehicle. “You can build all the policies you want, but if you don’t hold employees accountable for their actions,” the policies have little effect, said Denny Gladwin of Halliburton Services.