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2 Firms Fined $130K in Stadium Death

U.S. authorities are alleging willful wrongdoing in the fatal fall of a 25-year-old construction worker on the $450 million Texas A&M stadium redevelopment project


Company Cited Again for Cave-In Danger

For the second time this year, a Chicago engineering company is facing federal fines of over $100,000 for allegedly exposing workers to trench cave-in hazards on a water and sewer line proje...


Gas Leak Exposure Leads to Citations

A Wisconsin metal finishing facility that allegedly failed to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak has been cited with 17 health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Heal...


OSHA Fines Steel Producer $1.1M+

Adding to an already long list of federal health and safety violations, Republic Steel has received two dozen new citations and a proposed penalty of $1,138,500, the Occupational Safety and ...


Disney Closes Rides after Citations

M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e is in big trouble with C-a-l/O-S-H-A.


Shortcuts Revealed in Fatal FL Collapse

Five contractors are being blamed for a variety of shortcuts—from skipped inspections and welds to ignoring construction plans—in a Florida building collapse that killed four workers last fa...


Chemical Release Draws $545K Fine

An Ohio chemical plant has been slapped with 47 federal health and safety violations and a $545,000 fine stemming from an unexpected release of hazardous materials in May.


NH Plant Facing 66th OSHA Citation

Cited dozens of times since 1998 for federal lead violations, a New England foundry is now shouldering a new case that carries a $185,900 price tag.


Waterproofing Contractor Fined $56K

Continuing allegations of respiratory protection hazards have prompted new federal citations and fines against a Chicago-area coating and waterproofing contractor.


Plant Fined 3rd Time in 15 Months

Lack of soap, towels, and showers; inadequate respirators; and forced use of vacation time for mandatory medical examinations of employees working with toxic chemicals are among the federal ...


Fabrication Plant Draws 3rd OSHA Case

A nationwide steel fabricator faces $132,000 in fines for a variety of crushing, laceration and electrical hazards at its plant in Augusta, ME—the third round of federal citations at that lo...


Paint, Other Hazards Draw $86K Fine

Slippery coatings on floors, inadequate protection for paint workers, and other hazards have drawn 26 federal safety and health citations against an Atlanta manufacturer of metal storage sys...


Fines Set in Death from Paint Chemicals

A fatal accumulation of vapors from pools of spilled coating chemicals has led to 12 federal safety citations and $64,600 in fines against a Wisconsin manufacturer.


4 Firms Fined in Bridge Painter’s Death

A Michigan industrial painting contractor bears the most responsibility among four companies cited in the death of a painter who fell from Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge in January and drowned,...


Silica, Cr(VI) Trigger OSHA Case

Excessive silica and hexavalent chromium exposures lead a lengthy list of federal health and safety violations against an Alabama tank and pressure vessel maker that also provides coating, w...


Firm Cited after Coating Worker Crushed

The employer of a man who was crushed to death in a coating machine faces 10 federal health and safety violations—including a repeat violation—and a $51,300 fine in the case.


Plant Cited in Fire Fought by Worker

Federal safety authorities have cited a New York metal finishing plant where an employee was burned while trying to put out a fire in September.


Railcar Maker Cited in Electrocution

Federal safety authorities have leveled 10 serious citations and $61,400 in fines against an Arkansas railcar repair and painting facility where an employee was electrocuted in July.


Contractors Cited in NJ Bridge Project

A New Jersey construction joint venture is facing seven serious safety violations and a $41,580 fine for conditions found on a major bridge project over the Passaic River.


TX Pipe Maker Ends 2011 with $1M Fine

A Houston-based pipe manufacturer with a history of federal safety violations faces more than $1 million in federal fines in a new case alleging amputation risks and other dangers to employe...


OSHA Fines Navy Shipbuilder $166K

Government contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors face a total of 50 federal citations and $176,444 in fines related to health and safety conditions at the company’...


OSHA Fines PPG Resin Plant $90K

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited PPG Industries Inc. for four safety violations, including one willful violation, at its resin production facility in Barberton, OH...


MA Rail Operation Fights OSHA Case

A commuter railroad in Massachusetts is contesting 22 federal health and safety citations and a $130,800 fine related to working conditions at a maintenance facility.


Shipbuilder Again Runs Afoul of OSHA

Four months after settling one federal safety case involving 21 violations, a Texas shipbuilder has been hit with 25 new citations and a $150,700 fine.


WI Paint/Blast Shop Draws 42 Citations

A longtime Wisconsin painting and blasting contractor is facing 42 federal citations and $50,140 in fines for a wide variety of health and safety violations, including some first cited in 20...


OSHA: No Ventilation in 2 Tank Deaths

No ventilation was used and the air quality was not tested or monitored in a small underground septic tank where two men worked and perished last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Ad...


Tower Firm Fights Fine in Fatal Falls

The Indiana employer of two tower workers killed in a 320-foot fall is disputing the state’s finding that the company “knowingly” exposed the men to dangerous working conditions.


OSHA Hits Ft. Bragg with 37 Citations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued notices for 37 safety and health violations at the U.S. Army’s Fort Bragg installation, following an inspection focusing on the f...


OSHA Cites Steel Plant for 26th Time

Steel manufacturer Republic Engineered Products Inc. is facing $563,000 in federal fines for alleged repeat and willful safety violations at its plant in Lorain, OH.


Fabricator Cited for Exposures, Spray Issues

An Alabama steel fabricator is facing a $48,510 fine as well as repeat and serious federal citations for spray and blasting booth hazards, chemical exposures and other conditions at its faci...


Parker Hannifin Faces 42nd OSHA Case

Parker Hannifin Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of motion and control technologies, faces 33 federal health and safety citations and $487,700 in fines for conditions at its plant in ...


WA Orders Hazards Fixed During Appeal

Washington State employers who have been cited for broken equipment, unsafe practices and other serious workplace hazards must now correct those issues immediately, even if the case is being...


 
 
   

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