Indiana Department Of Labor
EAST CHICAGO | Railings or an attendant outside a sinkhole could have prevented a fatal accident at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, a state investigation found.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.
Indiana workplaces have gotten safer, with the fewest fatalities on record last year, but state officials would still like to lower the number of fatal vehicle crashes.
Despite an uptick in the rate workers in the agricultural and health care sectors got sick or hurt on the job last year, the Indiana Department of Labor said Thursday the average for all industries around the state was flat from 2010.
INDIANAPOLIS | The procedures the Indiana Department of Labor will follow to investigate complaints under the state's right-to-work law take effect Wednesday.
WHITING | Officials at the BP Whiting Refinery are leading an investigation to figure out the root cause of a "brief flash fire" that sent three contract workers to the hospital Tuesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS | The setting for Indiana's right-to-work battle shifted from the marble-walled Statehouse to a dull, gray conference room Tuesday, but the passionate opposition of Hoosier labor leaders was not diminished as they objected to rules needed to implement the state's right-to-work law.
The Indiana Department of Labor has adopted preliminary rules establishing the procedure for handling alleged violations of the state's new right-to-work law.
Three months after Gabe Rocha, of Portage, was badly burned in an accident at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, the company and union said changes have been made at the steel mill to prevent similar tragedies.
Contractor Walsh & Kelly Inc. has paid a $5,000 fine to settle concerns from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a workplace accident in Valparaiso that left a worker dead.
Indiana's workplace injury and illness rate remained the same in 2010 compared to 2009, although the Hoosier state had about 89,800 fewer workers last year.
Gary-based N.A. Logan Inc. has agreed to pay $3,900 to Indiana's workplace safety regulator to settle a case involving an employee's death.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor on Friday announced a settlement agreement with the University of Notre Dame in the death of student employee Declan Sullivan.
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