Safety and OSHA News

Manufacturer faces $320K fine for exposing employees to amputation and other hazards

OSHA has cited Sabel Steel Service Inc., based in Montgomery, AL, for exposing employees to amputation, fall and other hazards at four of its facilities.  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2018

What safety mistakes is OSHA issuing fines for most often?  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2017

Which OSHA regulations do inspectors cite most often?  [Read more…]

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Worker falls 30 feet, dies; more than $1 million in total penalties

A judge has issued the maximum criminal penalty allowed by law to a Missouri company in connection with the death of a worker who fell 30 feet because he didn’t have fall protection.  [Read more…]

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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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OSHA’s top 10 citations of 2016

The most cited OSHA violations of 2016 cover a wide range of workplace safety topics, from falls to chemicals, from PPE to forklifts.  [Read more…]

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18-year-old worker almost killed first day on job; OSHA issues $152K in fines

A roofer without fall protection was almost killed his first day on the job. OSHA found out and issued $152,145 in fines.  [Read more…]

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Workers 25 feet up without fall protection: $108K OSHA fine

OSHA says these two companies failed to provide employees with the training, protection and tools required to safeguard them from the leading cause of death in construction: falls.  [Read more…]

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Construction company owner sentenced to 10 months in jail in fatal fall case

A federal judge has sentenced the owner of a Philadelphia-based construction company to jail time for charges related to the fatal fall of one of his employees.  [Read more…]

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Owner pleads guilty in employee death, faces up to 25 years in prison

The owner of a roofing company could go to prison for up to 25 years in connection with the death of a construction worker who fell off a roof. The worker didn’t have fall protection.  [Read more…]

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