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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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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Worker complaint leads to $342K in OSHA fines for bloodborne pathogen hazards

Employees at this facility faced exposure to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids.  [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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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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Worker drowns in manure pit; OSHA issues fine, requires hazard abatement

A missing farm worker’s body was found in a manure pit after 10 hours of searching. OSHA has issued fines.  [Read more…]

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Conveyor belt breaks bones in worker’s hand and arm: $140K OSHA fine

A Rochester, NY, commercial bakery was investigated after an employee broke bones in her hand and arm while cleaning a conveyor belt. It’s the third time in the past five years the bakery has been fined for lockout/tagout (LOTO) violations.  [Read more…]

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Shooting range fined $135K for lead, noise hazards

A Pennsylvania shooting range is out $135K after OSHA discovered lead and noise hazards. OSHA also placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program[Read more…]

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Court throws out Wal-Mart fine, but upholds OSHA regulation: Here’s why

Wal-Mart is off the hook but other companies may not be when it comes to an OSHA regulation regarding hazard assessments. OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) plays a part in a federal court’s decision in this case.  [Read more…]

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