Safety and OSHA News

OSHA inspections decline slightly, some categories see increases

OSHA’s inspection summary for fiscal year 2018 shows the agency conducted fewer inspections than the previous fiscal year, but certain types of inspections were up.  [Read more…]

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Chimpanzee sanctuary to pay $12K in OSHA fines: Employees’ fingers bitten off

A nonprofit animal sanctuary in Tumalo, OR, agreed to pay $12,520 in fines to Oregon OSHA, in connection with incidents in which employees suffered serious injuries while working with chimpanzees. But the state isn’t done looking into the sanctuary.  [Read more…]

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Wall collapse kills worker: Construction company faces $281K fine

OSHA has fined a construction company based in New Jersey following the death of one employee and injuries to a second worker when a concrete retaining wall collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Worker loses part of arm in shredder; OSHA fines company $570K

Just over a year ago, OSHA cited this company for machine hazard violations. Eight months later, a man lost part of his arm due to similar hazards, and the company faces a half-million dollar fine.  [Read more…]

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Federal court upholds $70K general duty clause OSHA fine for ‘Midnight Rider’ death

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an OSHA fine issued to a film company that employed a camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train during a movie shoot.  [Read more…]

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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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