Safety and OSHA News

General Electric plant fined $88K for machinery hazards

OSHA recently fined General Electric (GE) for machinery hazards at an Ohio plant. The company had been fined for similar hazards at the same plant back in 2014.  [Read more…]

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Court throws out half-million dollar OSHA fine in worker fatality

Calling the citations against the company “an unprecedented interpretation,” a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a $490,000 OSHA fine against a company in a case where a lathe ejected a 12-pound workpiece that struck and killed an employee.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines company $244K, says it tried to hide hazards

Q: How do you hide an entire production line from OSHA?  [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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Worker killed in meat grinder; family sues for $5M

The family of a worker who was killed in a large meat grinder is suing the company that owned the machine for more than $5 million.

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Complaint leads to OSHA inspection, $126K in fines

It pays to listen to workers’ safety concerns. Otherwise, they may go straight to OSHA, which can result in an inspection and large fines. That’s what happened to this company.  [Read more…]

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Almost half-million dollars in fines for conveyor death

OSHA has proposed maximum penalties for a recycling company in connection with the death of an employee who was using a conveyor. Another employee of the company was injured in a similar incident four years ago.  [Read more…]

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Nearly $700K in OSHA fines following struck-by fatality

OSHA says if a company hadn’t disabled a machine guard, a 32-year-old worker who was struck and killed by a part would be alive today. Now the company faces a huge fine due to per-instance citations. [Read more…]

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Worker killed in rotating shaft of mixer; $200K OSHA fine

Loose clothing can be fatal when it comes into contact with exposed moving machine parts. [Read more…]

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Company to pay $1.3M in connection with worker crushed to death

OSHA has the option to refer cases involving fatalities for criminal prosecution. In this case, criminal prosecution has resulted in a large financial settlement. [Read more…]

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