Safety and OSHA News

Repeat and willful citations add up: $203K for violations, including fall protection

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited a construction company for 13 violations after a state employee saw three workers exposed to fall hazards while working nearly 20 feet off the ground.  [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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‘Serial violator’ fined $385K for hazards at construction sites

A building contractor is out $385,000 for serious fall hazards at worksites in Pennsylvania and Delaware. An OSHA official called the company a “serial violator.”  [Read more…]

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$407K OSHA fine for construction worker’s fatal fall

This company has been cited seven times before for fall-related hazards. Now OSHA has issued a hefty penalty to the firm in connection with an employee’s fatal fall in May.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines company for each worker exposed to fall hazards: $367K total

Here’s one way a company can be sure to get a big OSHA fine: Deny protective gear to a worker, cause the worker to suffer serious injuries and then fail to promptly report the incident.  [Read more…]

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Contractor: My competitors have waged an OSHA war

A roofing contractor says competing companies have started an “OSHA war” by reporting violations by their competitors. He says he now has no choice but to “stoop to their level.”  [Read more…]

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Repeat offender fined $336K by OSHA for fall hazards

OSHA says it issued large fines to this company because of the seriousness of the violations and the recurring nature of the hazards. An injured worker and a complaint brought OSHA to the firm’s work sites. [Read more…]

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OSHA finds 58 safety and health violations at Hoover Dam

Talk about a large facility with lots of potential OSHA violations. And the agency did just that at the Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant in Nevada, issuing 58 citations. [Read more…]

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Business owner gets probation in death of employee

The owner of a painting business has escaped a prison sentence but will be on probation for a year in connection with the work-related death of one of his employees. [Read more…]

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Repeat violations add up: $121K for fall protection violations

OSHA started this investigation after inspectors witnessed workers exposed to fall hazards at two commercial work sites in Wisconsin. The agency said a contracting company failed to train its workers. [Read more…]

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