Injury prevention

OSHA's most interesting cases

What happened – and lessons learned


Every OSHA investigation offers an opportunity for using what comes to light to help prevent similar incidents.

At the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in September, OSHA staffers highlighted three investigations – and the lessons learned – during the agency’s “Most Interesting Cases” Technical Session.

The panel for the session included: OSHA speakers

  • Brian Elmore, an OSHA inspector based in Omaha, NE
  • Marie Lord, assistant area director of the OSHA office in Marlton, NJ
  • Peter Vo, safety engineer in OSHA’s Houston South area office

Here are the cases they presented.

  • Case #1

    • Shelving collapse in a cold storage warehouse
  • Case #2

    • Lockout/tagout-related amputation
  • Case #3

    • Crane collapse

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