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CLINCH VALLEY Surge in Virginia workplace fatalities in 2016 Commissioner C. Ray Davenport urges greater ing. The plywood gave way and the victim fell through the employer and worker vigilance on occupational safety opening, receiving severe head trauma and a fractured and health protections after 29 Virginia workers have died spine. Falls make up approximately 20 percent of the 29 of job-related injuries and illnesses through the end of work related fatalities so far this year in Virginia. Falls July, 2016. At the close of 2015, 31 employees were vic- were also the number one cause of workplace fatalities in tim to workplace fatality - the same number as in 2014. Virginia in 2015. More information on fall protection "In the month of July alone, eight Virginia workersissues can be found at: have lost their lives in workplace accidents, devastating protectior~. families, friends, co-workers and businesseS", said March 29: A 22 year old male was struck by falling Commissioner Davenport. "If this horrific trend in work- materials when a storage rack collapsed. Of Virginia's 26 place deaths continues, Virginia will experience an 80% fatalities this year, 11 of them have resulted from victims increase in fatal accidents investigated by the Virginia being struck by objects. Struck by injuries was the num- Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program in ber one cause of workplace fatalities in 2014. More infor- 2016". mation on struck-by hazards can be found at: After 29 preventable work-related deaths since January 1, 2016, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's by/mainpage.html. VOSH program is urging Virginia employers to carefully \, May 27: A 47 year old male was pinned under an over- review injury and illness prevention programs and their ~lrned forklift. More information about forklift safety can work place safety and health procedures with their be found at: employees to reduce this tragic trend, trialtrucks/index.html. More than half of all workplace fatalities in Virginia July 12: One female and one male performing flagging occurred in general industry (manufacturing, logging, operations in a construction work zone were struck by a etc.) in 2015. Construction companies totaled the most vehicle operating in reverse during paving operations. fatal accidents by industry in 2014. Construction industry More information on reverse signal operation of vehicles deaths declined from 2014 to 2015, from 15 to 11 respec- and equipment can be found at: http://www.doli.vir- tively. So far in 2016, nine of the 29 fatalities have occurred in the construction industry. The agricultural Jul 21: A father and his son were electrocuted when the industry, including tree trimming operations, typically ladder they were moving contacted an overhead high volt- accounts for one percent (1%) of all the workplace fatali- age line. More information on overhead high voltage line ties in Virginia. Males consistently make up the majority safety requirements can be found at: http://law.lis.vir- of workplace victims. Of the 29 fatalities so far in 2016, VOSH's fatality investigations have includpd: line-safety-act/. March 17: A 45 year old male was working on a sec- Immediate steps that can be taken by employers and ond floor residential construction site wffen he stood on workers to avoid workplace injuries and illnesses include: top of a plywood floor hole cover over a stairway open- - Conducting a safety and health "stand down" meeting TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 11, 2016 Page 7 and encourage discussion on recognizing and correcting i hazards in the workplace. - Pledging to work together with front line employees as a team to make the workplace a safer, healthier and ,; happier place to work. - Establishing and implementing a safety and health program for the work site with full employee involve- ment. - Encouraging accident prevention and the reporting of hazards and injuries in the workplace. Many times minor injuries go unreported and more severe injuries result later on as a result of an uncorrected hazard in the workplace. - Increasing attention toward the safety of vulnerable workers such as terflporary workers or those who are notil; fluent in English. - VOSH offers free On-Site Consultation Services to i help small businesses better understand and voluntarily comply with VOSH standards. Priority is given to high hazard workplaces with 250 or fewer employees, i Additional information can be obtained by contacting the. Virginia Department of Labor and Industry office closest:: to you at or by contacting WarrerL, Rice, Director of Cooperative Programs at (804) 786~71; 6613 or "=: To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, or filb: ( a complaint, contact the VOSH Safety Program Director i at or 804-786-7776. The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH)~ program is financed with 50% federal funds and 50% state" funds in the form of a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor - OSHA, under 23(g); 90% federal funds and i 10% state funds under 21(d) tion under the Occupational 1970 (OSH Act). for private sector consulta-'i Safety and Health Act 0f'i We are pledged to Mobile Homes ented and experi- RONMENTAL bilitation to correct the letter and spirit for Rent enced in starting ASSESSMENT exfiltration water of Virginia's and and completing FOR APROJECT loss problems or HUD's equal F O R R E N T : average to complex FUNDED problems associat- opportunity hous- ing policies, mobile homes, quantifiable jobs THROUGH THE ed with inadequate Virginia's fair 2BR 2BA; 3BR 1 and possess corn- VIRGINIA water pressure. 2. housing law makes 1/2BA. Located in munications, plan- WATER SUPPLY Replacement of it illegal to adver- St. Paul VA ning and comple- REVOLVING existing equipment tise any preference, References and tion skills. FUND or structures at their limitation or dis- deposit. No pets. Experience in statePublic Notice No.: present locations. crimination based Cal1276-762-7159. and federal grant WSL-017-15 Documentation on race, color, reli- gion, national ori- 8-4-tfncg administration is First Publication supporting this gin, sex, elderly- preferred. Hourly Date: August 4, request includes: 1. ness, familial status HOUSE TRAILER rate will be negoti- 2016. The Virginia A written request or handicap. This on private lot. 3 ated commensurate Department of from CWSA dated newspaper will not bedrooms. Rt. 65. with experience Health has under September 23, knowingly accept For more informa- and ability. St. Paul consideration a 2015. 2. A copy of advertising for real estate that violates tion call 762-5332. is an equal opportu- request for a the Environmental the fair housing 8-4-2tcg nity employer. C a t e g o r i c a 1 Site Visit Report law. Our readers are Interested parties Exclusion from an conducted on June hereby informed Apartments should mail a pro- E n v i r o n m e n t a 1 8, 20 i 6. Prior to that all dwellings for Rent posal with a resume Assessment for a implementing con- advertised in this and cover letter towaterworks project struction, the appli- newspaperavailable on arean F O R R E N T : Town Clerk, Town proposed to be cant will obtain all equal opportunity Townhouse style of St. Paul, P.O. funded through the applicable permits basis. For more apartment 2BR Box 66, St. Paul, Virginia Water and approvals. On information about 1BA $300-$425 VA 24283 or hand Supply Revolving the basis of a Virginia's Fair mo. Town & deliver to the St. Fund. The applicantreview of the Housing Law or to Country Apts. 276- Paul Town Hall is the Castlewood request and support file a fair housing complaint, call the762-2303 between located at 16531 Water & Sewer documentation, the Virginia Fair 9am-5pm. Russell Street, St. Authority (CWSA). V i r g i n i a Housing Office at 5-26-tfncg Paul, VA no later The projectconsists Department of (804) 367-8530. than 4 p.m. on of the replacement Health proposes to Toll free call (888) Help Wanted Friday, August 26, of approximately approve the 551-3247. For the 2016. 8,200 linear feet of request. Persons hearing impaired, call (804) 527- SpecialProjects 8-11-2tcgL 6-inch water line may comment in 4290. Manager Wanted with 8-inch water writing to the The Town of St. Miscellaneous line. The water line Department on the Houses for Paul, Virginia is for Sale will primarily be proposed approval Sale seeking a Part Time located adjacent to Project Manager. CARPETS AND Gravel Lick Road. H O US E F O R This position willRUGS. Free esti- The proposed activ- SALE in Upper be an Independent mates on any size ities will occur in Straight Hollow in Contracted post- job. For all flooring previously dis- Dante, 2 bedroom, tion. The success- needs. Big M, 762-turbed areas, pri- 2 bath. Asking ful applicant will 5956. madly in VDOT' $29,100 firm. If work on specific 5-6-tfncgL right-of-way. The interested contact small to medium applicant feels that 276-210-0046, seri- size projects on an Notice the project meets ous inquiries only! independent hourly the following 8-4-4tpd contract basis, exclusion cate- Must be result ori- gorges established by the Department: 1. Water line replacement/reha- VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION REPORT The following jobs are available through the Norton Virginia Employment Commission: For more details on these and other current job orders, visit the Virginia Workforce Connection website,, come by the Norton local office of the Virginia Employment Commission at 1725 Park Avenue, SW, send an email to Norton@, or call 276-679-9413 #867700- Personal Care Aide- Dickenson County #867705 - Cook - Haysi #867490- Teller- Big Stone Gap #865126- Child Care Assistant- Wise #867779- Truck Driver - Clintwood #866983- General Laborer- Norton #867865- Assistant Manager - Norton #867694- Security Officer- Norton #865576- Utilization Review Specialist- Norton PUBLIC NOTICE APPROVAL OF A CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM AN ENVI- Stonebriar Accepting Applicaffons Newly renorated I and 2 bedroom units Rent lmsed on income Smoke free property Utilities imid Apply at Wise County edevelopment & Housing AuthoriO central ofliee at 107 Litchlield Street NW Coeburn, VA 242J@ CaB 395-6104, 762-$624 or 762-0222 CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTA HEALTH, INTELLECTUAt DISABILITIES AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS CMCSB is currently accepting applications for various posiUons within our organization. Qualifications for these positions vary, depending upon the posted position, and may include High School Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree and licensed positions. Please visit our website at for more information on our organization, and to view details of employment opportunities. CMCSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. of the Categorical Exclusion within 30 days from the firstpublication date.Comments shallinclude the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and shall contain a complete, concise statement of the factual basis for the comments. Only those comments received within this period will be con- sidered by the Department.Follow ing the comment period, the Department will make its determina- tion regarding the approval. Allcom- ments should be addressed to: Steven D. Pellet, PE Director, Division of Construction Assistance, Planning & Policy Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water 109 Governor Street, 6th Floor, Depertrnent of Tr0nsportatlon ADVERTISEMENT FOR SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT WITH OPERATOR SIGNUP The Virginia Department of Transportation invites heavy equipment owners to sign up for the rental of their equipment with operators for SNOW & ICE REMOVAL purposes in the Wise Residency which includes the counties of Dickenson. Lee, Scott and Wise during the winter of 2016-2017. Price per hour shall include operators, fuel, tire chains, supplies and required insurance. VDOT will need standar and tandem dump trucks, 4-Wheel Drive Pickups w/plows and spreaders, motor graders, backhoes, dozers, track loaders, tractors with plows and rubber-tired loaders. All equipment shall be equipped for night work and be in good mechanical condition to ensure a safe and dependable 24/7 operation. 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Lynchburg/Roanok OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Aug. 14 (2 pm-5pm) "" 805 Memorial Drive, Castlewood, VA Step beok in time and own a pieee of Russell County history. This beautiful historio home is one of the oldest homes in , Russell County. This eolenial mastetpieoo built in 1B40 has been remodeled over the years. The ourrsnt owners have worked tirelessly singe 2011 to bring this home back to its original oharm. Eaoh room of this house has its own dislinot personality. The home also features a hidden room behind a bookoase and a hidden spiral ntairease. You will be greeted by a 42ftx12f~ oovered front poroh as you walk up to the house. The home has 6 huge bedrooms with 3 full bath- rooms, 9' ceilings throughout the home. The first thing you notioe when you walk in the front door is the beautiful original oak hardwood floors. Overlooking the remodeled kitohen is a library with fireplace whioh could be made into a breakfast nook. There is also a music/art mum off of the kitohen with plenty of natural light from the many windows in this room. There are 3 separate stair- eases leading up to the second floor. Upstairs you will find 3 large bed- rooms. Ladles will enjoy the dressing rooms and walk-in olossts. One of the bedrooms features a sitting room with an abundanoe of windows. Grab' your coffee and head out tgo the 14ftx12ft private' haloony overlooking the property. Home ' also has uPdated wiring and plumbing. New roof ~ added in 2013.2 heat pumps, the home sits on I acre. The yard is fiat with lots of landaoaping including gazebo and goldfish pond. Reduced prioo: $329,000 " HOME FOR SALE Iooated at 3171 long,dew Ddve. i in St. Paul, VA (Grey Hill Subdivision). Home sits" on great oorner lot with eirsle driveway. Home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. 2,312 " sq ft. 0.79 aores. Large rooms with open feel. ' 18ft x2Oft living room. Master bedroom with 2 huge walk-in olosets. Carpet through most of ~ 1nine, gas log fireplace. Home has been remodelod to inofude: roof (2012), window (2012), heat pump (2014), vinyl siding (2012), gutters (2015) and " new garage doors (2015). 24ftx25ft altachod 2 oar garage. 26ftxiTft back s~een poroh. Private back yard. Partially furnished. Built in 1090. Asking ptioo: $188,000 ._ BLUE RIDEGE REALTY Mail L Harfis0m Sales As x, 276-762-0 or ( 762. 56 maddm 0nh0mes,c