Safety and OSHA News

15 injuries in 5 years, including 3 amputations: $503K OSHA fine

A manufacturer faces $503,380 in OSHA fines following four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.  [Read more…]

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Safety device bypassed: Worker dead, $137K OSHA fine

A company faces $137,180 in OSHA fines for violations found after a worker was killed after he became entangled in a machine’s moving parts.  [Read more…]

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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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Hand injuries costs company $188K in OSHA fines

OSHA has fined Wegmans Food Markets Inc. $188,200 for five violations, following two employee injuries. The fines reached into six digits because three of them were categorized as repeat.  [Read more…]

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Half-million in OSHA fines – violations include combustible dust problems

OSHA has issued $477,900 in fines to Alfa Laval Inc. for 50 violations at its Broken Arrow, OK, plant. OSHA says the company has failed “to make needed changes to its safety program.”  [Read more…]

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Employee complaints lead to $182K in OSHA fines for amputation hazards

OSHA says this company violated some basic federal safety regulations. The federal agency got tipped off by company employees.  [Read more…]

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Worker’s hand caught in machine on 25th birthday; $241K in OSHA fines

We’d all like our birthdays to be memorable … but not for this reason. Following an employee’s injury, OSHA issued almost a quarter-million dollars in fines against this company.  [Read more…]

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OSHA says company provided false documentation: $816K fine

Want to see a five-figure OSHA fine balloon into a six-figure one? This company did after it violated the terms of a settlement agreement, according to the agency.  [Read more…]

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Repeat violations add up for small business: $130K in OSHA fines

OSHA can charge up to $70,000 for each repeat violation it finds. While small businesses get a break in the size of these fines, when they’re considered repeat violations, they can still add up. [Read more…]

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Clothing caught in machine; worker dies from asphyxiation

It’s not necessary for a body part to get stuck in a machine to lead to a death. Loose clothing can be fatal, also. [Read more…]

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