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Can OSHA look back more than 3 years for repeat violation?

How many years can OSHA look back to consider if a violation should be categorized as repeat and therefore carry a higher fine?  [Read more…]

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Trench collapse kills worker, but company doesn’t learn its lesson: $714K in fines

You’d think after an employee died in a trench collapse a company would follow good practices during excavation projects. That wasn’t the case with this company.  [Read more…]

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Contractor fined $91K for deadly trench collapse

A Mason, OH, excavation contractor is facing a $91,000 fine for a trench collapse that killed a 26-year-old employee last year. [Read more…]

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Over half-million dollars in fines for trench fatality; criminal charges may follow

First Samuel Morgan was partially buried in the collapse of a seven-foot deep trench. Then he was mangled by construction equipment in a botched rescue attempt. Now his employer faces $560,000 in safety fines.  [Read more…]

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Owner, manager going to prison for death of worker

A California judge has sentenced the owner and project manager of a construction company to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of an employee.  [Read more…]

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OSHA slams construction company with $424K fine

For the second time in a week, OSHA has issued a significant six-figure fine against a construction company based in Texas.  [Read more…]

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Review commission raises company’s OSHA fine

It’s not uncommon for a company to get a reduction in the amount of its OSHA fine on appeal. In this case, OSHA prevailed and got a fine increased. [Read more…]

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OSHA ordered to pay $30K to company for attorney’s fees

A judge has ordered OSHA to pay a company $30,000 in attorney’s fees after a review commission threw out a safety violation and fine. [Read more…]

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1 killed, 1 injured in trench collapse; $160K OSHA fine

A contracting company faces $159,600 in OSHA fines following the death of one employee and the hospitalization of another. [Read more…]

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Key to lower OSHA fines after a violation

Uh oh. An OSHA inspector shows up at your business. He uncovers a violation, and you don’t dispute it. How do you limit your company’s financial liability? [Read more…]

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