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OSHA has issued 21 citations against the Buffalo Zoo during construction of its new Amphibian and Reptile Center.

The Wendt Corporation

After a nearly four-month study of safety records, worker interviews, a facility walk-through and a review of industry best practices, the Western New York Council on Safety and Heath has released a report critical of the Wendt Corporation in Cheektowaga.

Two dead in industrial accident in Lockport

Jun 25, 2018

Two men were killed in Lockport when they were apparently crushed under fallen slabs of Corian, a plastic material used in countertops, the Niagara County Sheriff's office said Monday.

Patrick Koster / WBFO News

When it comes to virtual reality and augmented reality, our minds wander to the big names of new entertainment. While “VR” headsets, Google Glass and Pokémon Go dominate headlines, some of the real progress being made is being overshadowed – and some of it is right here in Buffalo.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Day 3 of the tire fire at High Tread International in Lockport. Here's a summary of the latest news from Niagara County:

Liz Smith-Rossiter / Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Employees at local 7-Eleven convenience stores say there isn’t enough being done to protect them on the job - particularly during overnight shifts. After multiple robberies and the sexual assault of a worker in February, workers are urging the company to make changes to staffing and security.


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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Tonawanda Coke after an explosion at the company's River Road plant, in the Town of Tonawanda, Jan. 31, 2014.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Laborers, community members and local officials commemorated the lives of workers who have died on the job from injury or illness Monday. Workers Memorial Day aims to shed light on existing on the job hazards.

Tonawanda Coke reveals information on explosion

Feb 6, 2014

Officials at Tonawanda Coke are offering details of the Friday explosion which reportedly rocked much of the area surrounding the facility.

A prominent local developer has been cited for ten serious workplace violations in the City of Buffalo.

Worker killed in industrial accident

Sep 28, 2012

One man was killed  and another injured when a three-ton steel beam fell Thursday afternoon at a work site at the former location of the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna.

46-year-old Sabahudin Ramulic of Tonawanda was struck by the beam around 5 p.m. after it fell from an overhead crane. He was declared dead at Mercy Hospital.  26-year-old Patrick Barker suffered broken legs in the incident at the site of Linita Design and Manufacturing.

An Orchard Park contractor has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for eight alleged workplace safety violations at a Buffalo worksite. 

An OSHA inspector discovered that Aria Contracting employees were removing asbestos and asbestos-containing materials from a former warehouse at 2925 Main Street without wearing protective suits and respiratory protection.