Indianapolis fire officials say a forklift operator was killed at Royal Food Products Inc. when a floor collapsed beneath the machine at the food manufacturing plant.
The report from the U.S. Department of Labor raises concerns over whether Indiana’s Occupational Safety and Health program is properly funded and staffed. Overall, the report provided 45 recommendations to improve procedures within the program.
The estate of a woman killed when pallets of bottled water fell on her at a Kroger store in Franklin is suing the bottler,
suggesting a new eco-friendly bottle design may have contributed to the accident.
Indiana Chamber of Commerce president says several members have inquired about pursuing legal action, though nothing formal
is in the works
The 32-year-old Kroger worker had been on life support since a pallet of bottled water fell on her March 15.
The Indiana Department of Labor has slapped two Indiana companies with fines of about $200,000 each for repeated safety violations
that put workers at risk.
The number of Hoosiers who died on the job last year ticked up from the previous year. But the total still represents the
second-fewest workplace fatalities since the federal government began tracking the statistic in 1992, the Indiana Department
of Labor said today.
Hoosiers workers—including those who work at casinos—deserve a healthy, smoke-free workplace.