The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun publishing weekly summaries on fatalities and catastrophes (multiple people injured) in the workplace. Per OSHA regulations, employers must report this data to OSHA within eight hours of an event occurring. The result of more “open government” within the Obama administration and better access of information by the general public, the reports will provide preliminary information on the cause and result of the incidences. Once the full investigation is complete, OSHA will update the summaries and the related inspection information, including citations.
You can view the summaries on OSHA’s website HERE.