Safety and OSHA News

Worker crushed to death by 3,000-pound concrete form: $135K OSHA fine

A Wisconsin company faces a $135,804 OSHA fine in connection with a worker’s death in August. A 3,000-pound concrete form fell on the worker and crushed him to death.  [Read more…]

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Judge throws out OSHA fine in heat-related death

Why did a judge throw out a fine issued by OSHA to a company whose construction worker died of heat-related illness?  [Read more…]

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Worker killed first day on job when mobile trailer falls on him

“I can’t imagine the incredible loss this man’s family and friends felt when his first day on the job ended tragically,” said an OSHA official regarding a worker who was crushed to death by a mobile trailer.  [Read more…]

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Worker struck, killed by truck: Is this an OSHA General Duty Clause violation?

A road crew worker was struck by a truck at a work site and killed. OSHA issued a General Duty Clause violation, saying the company didn’t take precautions to make sure the worker wouldn’t be struck. Was the violation upheld in court?  [Read more…]

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Costumed amusement park employees suffer heat-related illness: OSHA fine

OSHA says more than one employee at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom near Allentown, PA, suffered heat-related illnesses while performing in encapsulated costumes last summer. Now the park’s parent company faces fines.  [Read more…]

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OSHA cites hospital after 8 employees assaulted in 5 months

From February to June this year, healthcare workers at a medical center were victims of violent patients in eight incidents. Now OSHA has issued violations and fines.  [Read more…]

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Court upholds OSHA’s General Duty Clause fines following horrific murder

In 2013, social worker Stephanie Ross conducted a risk assessment for a client with a history of violence. During the meeting, the client stabbed Ross to death. OSHA fined her employer, which contested the citations. A court just decided those fines were justified.  [Read more…]

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Finger amputations lead to OSHA inspection, $822K in fines

OSHA says this company “has shown a pattern of defiance” toward safety standards since 2000. When you add the latest OSHA fines to the company’s previous ones, the total come to more than $1 million.  [Read more…]

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Marijuana policies and safety: What you should and shouldn’t do

Two occupational safety and health organizations have issued comprehensive guidelines for companies to navigate the changing environment regarding marijuana in this country and still keep their employees safe.  [Read more…]

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Fake shootout turned real: Will General Duty Clause fine hold up?

An actor at a wild west theme park was accidentally shot in the head during a performance because live ammunition was used instead of blanks. OSHA issued a General Duty Clause (GDC) fine to the park which appealed. How did a court recently rule in this case?  [Read more…]

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