An internal investigation found that the drill operator was distracted and that there were “contradictory requirements” when it came to workers’ exposure to overhead loads.
A state Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator is looking into claims of workplace health and safety issues at the Silver Bay Seafoods processing plant in Naknek.
Behind many of the world’s top mushing champions is an army of cheap, semi-skilled labor: dog handlers. Across Alaska, handlers play a pivotal role in competitive mushing. They manage sprawling kennels and help train sled-dogs for competition. It’s a system that thrives on an unconventional economic arrangement.