workplace deaths http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/contractor-dies-north-antelope-rochelle-mine <p>A contractor died at Peabody Coal's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin early Wednesday morning.</p><p>The contractor, whose name hasn't been released, died inside a hydraulic scoria crusher around 6 a.m., according to Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.</p><p>“The crusher apparently started up and it ultimately crushed the miner,” Loviere said. “That victim was airlifted to a nearby medical facility and he is deceased.”</p><p>Louviere says local MSHA officials are on the scene and will be conducting a thorough investigation.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:16:59 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59349 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine Labor Group Blasts Wyoming’s Workplace Safety Record http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/labor-group-blasts-wyoming-s-workplace-safety-record <p>The AFL-CIO, a coalition group of labor unions, has released a report blasting industry for failing to make workplaces safer, especially in oil and gas. &nbsp;Wyoming has ranked as one of the five most deadly states to work in for the last ten years. &nbsp;In 2012, only North Dakota had more workplace fatalities. &nbsp;Kim Floyd, Executive Secretary for the Wyoming chapter of the AFL-CIO says it has a lot to do with the focus of both states’ economies.<br /> Sat, 17 May 2014 00:21:37 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Labor Group Blasts Wyoming’s Workplace Safety Record Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/workplace-deaths-wyoming-increase <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:27:43 +0000 Jordan Harper 45781 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase Laramie man dies after falling into a fan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-man-dies-after-falling-fan <p>Authorities say a man has died from injuries he suffered when he fell into a fan while conducting tests<br />of a ventilation system at a state warehouse in Cheyenne.</p><p>The Laramie County Coroner&#39;s Office says 57-year-old Steven John<br />Mullen of Laramie died of multiple injuries when he fell into the<br />fan at the State of Wyoming Liquor Warehouse on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:40:43 +0000 Associated Press 25541 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming hires new epidemiologist to improve workplace safety http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-hires-new-epidemiologist-improve-workplace-safety <p>Wyoming has hired a new epidemiologist tasked with trying to document, track and help reduce workplace injuries and deaths. Doctor Mack Sewell&nbsp; is from the New Mexico Department of Health.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 23:54:10 +0000 Bob Beck 24521 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming hires new epidemiologist to improve workplace safety Wyoming 2nd in workplace deaths http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-2nd-workplace-deaths-0 <p>Wyoming continues to have one of the worst rates of death on the job.<br />&nbsp;New figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show<br />that Wyoming had the second-highest rate of deadly workplace<br />accidents of any state in 2010.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Only West Virginia had a higher rate. Contributing to West<br />Virginia&#39;s rate in 2010 was a coal mine accident that killed 29<br />workers and was the nation&#39;s deadliest mine accident in 40 years.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wyoming&#39;s high workplace death rate reflects an energy industry Wed, 16 May 2012 00:33:58 +0000 Associated Press 24111 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming 2nd in workplace deaths Groups want something done about Wyoming workplace deaths http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/groups-want-something-done-about-wyoming-workplace-deaths <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For the last decade, Wyoming has ranked either first or second for workplace deaths and two groups are asking legislators to change things.&nbsp; The AFL-CIO and the Spence Association for Employee Rights point to a recent report that said that Wyoming has had 622 work related deaths since 1992. Kim Floyd of the AFL-CIO says that is too many and it&rsquo;s time for state leaders to change their approach and finally do something to improve the workplace culture.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:45:22 +0000 Bob Beck 17786 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Groups want something done about Wyoming workplace deaths