Safety and OSHA News

Did company know about hazard? OSHA fine hangs in the balance

A piece of concrete block fell down an elevator shaft from the 14th floor of a building to the basement, striking an elevator mechanic on the head. Is a masonry company at fault, and will an OSHA fine stick?  [Read more…]

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Trump administration allows automatic 2018 OSHA fine increase to go into effect

The Trump administration has OK’d the annual automatic increase in OSHA fines. How  much will they go up?  [Read more…]

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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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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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