GAO report supports science behind black lung rule

By Chris Hamby

Research supports proposal to reduce coal miners’ exposure to dust that causes deadly disease, a GAO report found.

Kentucky death case: Another black eye for state workplace safety enforcement

By Jim Morris

Kentucky's deletion of all violations in worker death case criticized by victim's family, feds.

Landmark worker death case continues against UCLA chemistry professor

By Jim Morris

UCLA Professor Patrick Harran stands accused of a felony in the death of research associate Sheri Sangji after a lab fire.

Tragic lab accident kills young worker

Sheri Sangji was working in a UCLA campus lab when her experiment caught fire, she died 18 days later from extensive injuries.

Landmark criminal case against UCLA professor in worker death may end Friday

By Jim Morris

A felony case brought against UCLA professor Patrick Harran for the death of worker Sheri Sangji may conclude Friday.

GOP seeks to kill black lung reform

By Chris Hamby

House Republicans have inserted language in a budget bill that would kill a proposed rule to protect coal miners from deadly dust.

IMPACT: Labor Dept. assembling expert team on mine dust enforcement after CPI-NPR investigation

By Chris Hamby

Government experts are considering ways to step up coal mine dust enforcement after a CPI-NPR investigation.

GOP budget move stalls black lung plan

By Ken Ward Jr.

Legislative maneuver bars regulators from implementing or enforcing a proposal to reduce miners' exposure to coal dust

Black lung surges back in coal country

By Chris Hamby

Despite decades-old law, cheating, legal loopholes expose miners to deadly dust.

Dust reforms stymied by years of inaction

By Ken Ward Jr.

For more than a quarter-century, government efforts to end black lung have hit brick walls

Miners say Upper Big Branch mine cheated on dust sampling

By Ken Ward Jr.

Falsification of dust samples was common at the scene of the 2010 mine disaster, workers testified

Farmworkers plagued by pesticides, red tape

By Ronnie Greene

Pesticides endanger farmworkers, but thin layers of government protect them and no one knows the full scope of the perils in the fields.

IMPACT: OSHA pares inspection goals

By Jim Morris

Federal agency, criticized by some for focusing on numbers, said it scales back goals for 'more complex' inspections.

OSHA rules on workplace toxics stalled

By Jim Morris

Rules that would reduce worker exposures to two well-known lung hazards, beryllium and silica, are stuck in the regulatory pipeline.

Unchecked dust explosions kill, injure hundreds of workers

By Chris Hamby

After bureaucratic hurdles, industry pushback and political calculations, there is no fix in sight.

In U.S. Steel town, fatal gas explosion goes unpunished by OSHA

By Jim Morris

The 2009 death of Nick Revetta exposes flaws in the system designed to protect American workers.