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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13 workers injured in formwork collapse; 3 companies receive $147K in safety fines

The injuries employees received in this structure collapse could have been much worse. The only thing that prevented worse injuries from their 20-foot falls?  [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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High pressure steam puts workers at risk: $882K in safety fines

Three contractors at a multi-employer construction site face a total of $882,000 in safety fines. Officials say the companies put workers’ lives at risk after a pressure valve was removed from a steam piping system.  [Read more…]

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‘Callous disregard’ for safety leads to $89K OSHA fine

An Illinois roofing contractor has been cited by OSHA 19 times for fall hazards since 2006. An OSHA official said the contractor has shown “utter indifference” to the law.  [Read more…]

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Workers ‘needlessly sickened’ by mercury vapor: $142K fine

A New York environmental remediation contractor is facing a big OSHA fine after exposing its workers to mercury poisoning while removing the chemical at a Superfund site.  [Read more…]

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Auto parts maker fined $3.43M, named ‘severe violator’

An Ohio auto parts manufacturer is facing $3.43 million in fines after OSHA hit the company with a staggering 57 safety violations. OSHA chief David Michaels said the company has shown a “total disregard for its workers.”  [Read more…]

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Lead hazards lead to $105K fine for Brooklyn manufacturer

OSHA inspected a Brooklyn, NY, manufacturer after getting a report that a machinist had an elevated blood lead level. The inspection revealed workers there were exposed to dangerous lead levels.  [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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Business owner taken into custody for not paying OSHA fines

What happens when a company doesn’t correct workplace hazards and fails to pay OSHA fines? The owner of a contracting company in Illinois now knows the answer to that question.  [Read more…]

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