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By DAVE McMILLION | September 26, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the death of a utility worker who was electrocuted Monday while installing a power line in the area of the Cress Creek development north of Shepherdstown, W.Va. OSHA will examine what happened, how it occurred and whether there were any violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA spokeswoman Leni Uddyback-Fortson said. OSHA has six months to perform an investigation and release its findings, Uddyback-Fortson said.
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August 17, 2000
W.Va. company cited by OSHA By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - During a federal inspection of the Halltown Paperboard Co. earlier this year, officials noticed water leaking on some controls of electrical equipment, presenting a possible shock hazard, according to a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman. Some electrical equipment at the plant was also missing protective covers designed to prevent shock, said Leni Uddyback-Fortson, spokeswoman for the OSHA office in Philadelphia.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 9, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Veterans Affairs Medical Center near Martinsburg was issued a notice of "Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Conditions" last month after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found three health and safety violations in a November 2007 inspection, officials confirmed Tuesday. Two of the violations were "serious" according to the notice, which was issued Dec. 27, 2007, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to a copy of a document posted at the medical center off Charles Town Road east of Martinsburg.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 11, 2000
Safety in the workplace workshops planned in Panhandle BARDANE, W.Va. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hopes to hold workshops in the Eastern Panhandle to help companies better understand workplace safety regulations. The federal agency is responsible for enforcing those regulations. The first workshop was held Thursday in Jefferson County. About 15 area employers took part in a day-long discussion with a OSHA representative about what the agency expects for workplace safety.
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 19, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. ? A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who died Monday morning after a trench collapsed on him at a job site north of Shepherdstown suffered blunt chest and abdomen trauma, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Fairfax, Va., said Wednesday. The injuries are what caused the death of Andrew "Jake" Robinson II, 39, said Catherine Bailey, administrative assistant for the medical examiner's office. The cause of death was determined after an autopsy was performed, Bailey said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 20, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who died Monday morning after a trench collapsed on him at a job site north of Shepherdstown suffered blunt chest and abdomen trauma, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Fairfax, Va., said Wednesday. The injuries are what caused the death of Andrew "Jake" Robinson II, 39, said Catherine Bailey, administrative assistant for the medical examiner's office. The cause of death was determined after an autopsy was performed, Bailey said.
NEWS
April 14, 2008
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is offering the following workshops: April 17 -- "OSHA - Fall Protection," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at James Rumsey Technical Institute, 327 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. April 23 -- "Business Basics Institute: Home-Based Business, Step 2: Let's Go Marketing Your Business," from 10 a.m. to noon at Biz Tech, 150 E. Burr Blvd., Kearneysville, W.Va. April 30 -- "The Changing Work Force and How to Successfully Recruit Today," from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 142 N. Queen St., Martinsburg.
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July 12, 1998
photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer enlarge By LISA GRAYBEAL / Staff Writer After a handgun was thrust into Gloria Murray's face last December during an armed robbery at the store she manages, some business practices were changed. Little cash is kept on the premises at Mouse's Deli and Grocery at George and Winter streets in Hagerstown, money bags are never left out in the open, and employees watch each customer who walks through the door, Murray said.
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June 15, 2008
Bitner-Henry Insurance Agency Bitner-Henry Insurance Agency in Hagerstown and American Church Group of North Carolina both were honored by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. for being two of their top 15 insurance agencies in the country. Stephen Henry, president of both agencies, received the awards. The agencies insure 2,700 churches in six states. Leadership Washington County Class XXI of Leadership Washington County will host "Flights of Fancy: A Celebration of Leadership" on Friday, June 20, at the Rider Jet Center in Hagerstown.
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June 2, 2003
Aqua aerobic classes SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College Wellness Center will offer aqua aerobic classes Tuesday, June 3, through Thursday, Aug. 7. Classes meet twice a week from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no classes on July 1 and July 3. The fee is $60 for Wellness Center members and $110 for nonmembers. For information or to register, call 1-304-876-5471. Health screenings Health screenings will be offered by Doppler Diagnostics at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown.
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May 10, 2009
RoyalHouse Construction Inc. Glen Singer of RoyalHouse Construction Inc. has completed the "Green Building for Building Professionals" course as part of his work toward the National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Professional designation. Singer passed an exam that presented strategies and techniques for incorporating practices into new home construction and remodeling that will provide clients with lower energy costs and better long-term value without driving up building costs.
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June 15, 2008
Bitner-Henry Insurance Agency Bitner-Henry Insurance Agency in Hagerstown and American Church Group of North Carolina both were honored by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. for being two of their top 15 insurance agencies in the country. Stephen Henry, president of both agencies, received the awards. The agencies insure 2,700 churches in six states. Leadership Washington County Class XXI of Leadership Washington County will host "Flights of Fancy: A Celebration of Leadership" on Friday, June 20, at the Rider Jet Center in Hagerstown.
NEWS
April 14, 2008
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is offering the following workshops: April 17 -- "OSHA - Fall Protection," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at James Rumsey Technical Institute, 327 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. April 23 -- "Business Basics Institute: Home-Based Business, Step 2: Let's Go Marketing Your Business," from 10 a.m. to noon at Biz Tech, 150 E. Burr Blvd., Kearneysville, W.Va. April 30 -- "The Changing Work Force and How to Successfully Recruit Today," from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 142 N. Queen St., Martinsburg.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 9, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Veterans Affairs Medical Center near Martinsburg was issued a notice of "Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Conditions" last month after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found three health and safety violations in a November 2007 inspection, officials confirmed Tuesday. Two of the violations were "serious" according to the notice, which was issued Dec. 27, 2007, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to a copy of a document posted at the medical center off Charles Town Road east of Martinsburg.
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 20, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who died Monday morning after a trench collapsed on him at a job site north of Shepherdstown suffered blunt chest and abdomen trauma, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Fairfax, Va., said Wednesday. The injuries are what caused the death of Andrew "Jake" Robinson II, 39, said Catherine Bailey, administrative assistant for the medical examiner's office. The cause of death was determined after an autopsy was performed, Bailey said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 19, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. ? A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who died Monday morning after a trench collapsed on him at a job site north of Shepherdstown suffered blunt chest and abdomen trauma, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Fairfax, Va., said Wednesday. The injuries are what caused the death of Andrew "Jake" Robinson II, 39, said Catherine Bailey, administrative assistant for the medical examiner's office. The cause of death was determined after an autopsy was performed, Bailey said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 26, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the death of a utility worker who was electrocuted Monday while installing a power line in the area of the Cress Creek development north of Shepherdstown, W.Va. OSHA will examine what happened, how it occurred and whether there were any violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA spokeswoman Leni Uddyback-Fortson said. OSHA has six months to perform an investigation and release its findings, Uddyback-Fortson said.
NEWS
December 4, 2005
Job Service Dec. 5-6 - The Department of Rehabilitation Services will be at Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown, 10 a.m. to noon. Appointments and walk-ins will be accepted. Helps eligible people with physical or mental disabilities find and keep jobs. Free. Call 301-393-8200, option 2. Jobs workshop Dec. 5-6 - Early Intervention Job Search Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 24, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com GST AutoLeather has incurred 45 violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration codes, half of them serious, since 1988, a number the company said is meaningless since it has corrected each of the infractions. The automotive leather manufacturer, formerly known as Garden State Tanning, is under investigation by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), which reports to OSHA, for the Wednesday afternoon accident at the plant that claimed the life of one of its employees.
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