Safety and OSHA News

3 amputations in 2 months: $484K in OSHA fines

This company corrected violations found in a previous OSHA inspection, but didn’t apply the fixes to other pieces of equipment. Now, three employees have suffered amputations, and the company’s wallet is a lot lighter.  [Read more…]

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Repeat violations add up: Company faces $654K in OSHA fines

Getting fined by OSHA once is bad enough. Get caught violating the same regulations again, and the fines just get more expensive. This company learned that the hard way. [Read more…]

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$1.3 million safety fine for plant explosion that injured 17 workers

Washington state’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has fined Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC $1,316,000 for safety and health violations in connection with an explosion at its plant that injured 17 workers.  [Read more…]

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Safety manager faces prison: Worker fatally burned in industrial oven

A former safety manager, an operations director and Bumble Bee Foods LLC all face criminal charges in connection with the 2012 death of an employee inside an industrial oven.

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Failure-to-abate and repeat citations add up: $131K in OSHA fines

OSHA found five violations at this company. Five doesn’t sound like a lot, but the associated fines totaled $131,200. The reason: They were all failure-to-abate or repeat citations. [Read more…]

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Bumble Bee tuna worker cooked to death in oven; Cal/OSHA issues fines

The death of a worker who was accidentally cooked to death in an industrial pressure cooker has resulted in fines for Bumble Bee tuna company. [Read more…]

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Fatality & previous injuries puts company in severe violator program

An engine cooling manufacturing company has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) following a fatality last year and previous serious injuries to workers. The company now also owes OSHA $210,000. [Read more…]

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