Safety and OSHA News

12th inspection in 6 years: OSHA fines construction company $1.5 million

Saying it “demonstrated indifference towards the safety of their employees,” OSHA has issued $1,523,710 in fines to a Florida construction company.  [Read more…]

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Employee falls 37 feet onto co-worker; $189K in fines

Oregon OSHA says workers for this construction company were exposed to hazards that could cause death or serious injury as they worked to restore the Ross Island Bridge in Portland.  [Read more…]

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Fatal fall while changing light ballast: $175K OSHA fine

This incident shows even the most routine workplace tasks can prove deadly.  [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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Business owners arrested, jailed for unpaid OSHA fines

Two owners of a roofing business were held in custody for a week because they failed to comply with a court order to pay $195,170 in OSHA fines.

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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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Son of crew chief electrocuted; employer appeals $84K OSHA fine

OSHA says when a roofer moved a ladder, it came in contact with a power line and electrocuted him. The employer presented three arguments why $84,000 in OSHA fines should be thrown out.  [Read more…]

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Metal ladder touches electric line; worker dies, OSHA issues fine

Calling the situation “blatant disregard for worker safety,” OSHA has fined an out-of-business roofing contractor in connection with an electrocution last year.  [Read more…]

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Company cited 8 times in 12 years: $354K fine

A contractor with a history of violating workplace safety standards faces a total of $354,000 in new fines from OSHA in connection with trenching hazards at two work sites. [Read more…]

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