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Top 10 OSHA fines of 2016

As OSHA increased its maximum fines in August 2016, the number of penalties above $200,000 increased.  [Read more…]

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U.S. Steel fined $170K for exposing 7 workers to asbestos

OSHA has issued 10 violations (6 repeat and 4 serious) to United States Steel Corp. for exposing 7 workers at its coke production facility in Pittsburgh to asbestos. Fines total $170,000.  [Read more…]

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Workers exposed to dangerous lead levels: $1.4M OSHA fine

OSHA found 14 workers at this company had lead levels up to 20 times the maximum exposure limit. That led to 14 separate violations, one for each worker, helping to bring this company’s total fine to $1,395,000.  [Read more…]

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‘Worksite of horrors’ exposed workers to asbestos, lead: $700K fine

Renovations at a former New York psychiatric center exposed workers to lead and asbestos hazards, leading to a huge OSHA settlement for this real estate development company.  [Read more…]

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10 largest OSHA fines of 2015

Who got hit with huge OSHA penalties this year? Time for a look back at the biggest cases.

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OSHA slaps company with $1.2M fine for training, PPE violations

When OSHA wants to make a statement with a large fine, it can ratchet up the amount by multiplying violations by the number of employees. Such is the case in a recent fine involving a Midwest facility. [Read more…]

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$30.3 million asbestos verdict largest in state history

A New Jersey state appeals court has upheld a record $30.3 million jury award in an asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuit. The case is also noteworthy because of the test recognized by the court for a mesothelioma case. [Read more…]

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