Safety and OSHA News

Worker pulled into machine, crushed to death; $226K in fines

Jonathan Gilmore, 26, was killed when he was pulled into a machine and crushed. Now OSHA has issued the employer more than $226K in fines.  [Read more…]

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Wall collapses, kills worker; Employer fined $280K

A contracting company faces more than a quarter-million dollars in fines in connection with the death of an employee who was crushed by a falling wall.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines company $2.5M after robot crushes 20-year-old to death

This worker’s death was a case of production over safety, according to OSHA. Now the employer faces over $2.5 million in fines.  [Read more…]

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$274K OSHA fine for trench collapse death, part of disturbing trend

A worker who was killed while helping to install a sewer line had escaped trench collapses twice within a month of his death.  [Read more…]

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Worker crushed to death by 40-ton beam; $152K OSHA fine

An overstressed beam at a construction site fell and crushed a worker to death. Now OSHA has issued fines for violations of its regulations having to do with demolition.  [Read more…]

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Company convicted of manslaughter in worker’s death

A construction company has been convicted of five counts, including manslaughter, in connection with the death of a worker who was crushed to death when an unshored, 13-foot-deep trench collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Employee crushed to death; 2 companies fined $168K

OSHA has fined two companies in connection with the death of a worker when he was repairing a machine. The agency says the companies exposed a second employee to the same hazards that killed the worker one day after the death.  [Read more…]

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Employee crushed to death in garbage compactor

Cal/OSHA is investigating how a grocery store employee was crushed to death in a garbage compactor. [Read more…]

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Teen crushed to death under a truck

Oregon OSHA is investigating the death of a 17-year-old high school senior who was crushed to death under a truck he was working on at a repair shop. [Read more…]

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Worker crushed to death on first day on the job

“A worker’s first day at work shouldn’t be his last day on earth,” said OSHA administrator David Michaels about a 21-year-old temporary worker who was crushed to death his first day on the job. (Updated Feb. 14 with statement from Bacardi.) [Read more…]

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