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boxes-cases-container-1267329-300x200Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to release injury records for all Amazon fulfillment centers.

Sanders and Omar sent a letter to OSHA last week requesting the federal agency provide Amazon’s injury records for the last three years, saying finding the information “should be quick and easy” because of an OSHA rule that requires businesses to digitally submit data of workplace injuries and illnesses to the agency.

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blur-builders-building-159306-300x200The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two Florida companies for allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards.

Action Roofing Services Inc. in Pompano Beach and CJM Roofing Inc. in West Palm were cited and fined this month for failing to provide adequate fall protections.

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airport-indoors-people-804463-300x200An expectant mother working for airport contractor Eulen America has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after she was injured on the job and her bosses allegedly fired her for it.

According to the complaint, Hacheler Cyrille, 31, of Brooklyn, NY, fell onto a moving conveyor belt at Terminal 8 of JFK airport on May 8. Cyrille was trying trying to dislodge a piece of luggage that got stuck and lost her balance. She was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.

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4k-wallpaper-asphalt-clouds-2790391-300x200An I-4 construction worker was hit by a 7,000-pound pipe last Friday in the latest mishap at the Central Florida highway construction project. The highway, currently under reconstruction in Orlando, Florida, is a $2.3 billion project. 

According to the report by the Orlando Fire Department, it was around 1:40 PM when the incident occurred on the site, located between North Hughey Avenue and West Robinson Street. Upon being hit by the 60-foot long pipe, the worker suffered a leg injury.

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Marcus Goffena and two other workers fell to their death on Sept. 27 after the scaffolding on a TV tower they were repairing collapsed. The men were reportedly installing a new antenna for WSVN Channel 7 when the incident occurred. The identities of the two other workers have not yet been released.

According to news sources, the accident 2occurred on a transmitter tower at 501 NW 207 St. in Miami Gardens. The 1032-foot tower transmits signals for WPLG and WSVN. The cause of the collapse is not yet known. FCC records show that the tower was built in 2009 and is owned by Miami Tower, LLC.

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