Safety and OSHA News

Safety coordinator, general manager charged with lying during OSHA investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted two managers, alleging they lied and threatened employees during an OSHA investigation into an employee’s death.  [Read more…]

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Dust ignites, worker dies from severe burns; $211K OSHA fine

Combustible dust led to the death of a paper manufacturer employee. OSHA says the company “must take prompt and effective steps to ensure that this never happens again.”  [Read more…]

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Worker falls into acid vat; OSHA fines company $177K

A maintenance worker fell into a vat of acid at a manufacturing plant, suffering severe burns. OSHA says the company knew about the hazards the worker faced but did nothing to prevent an injury like the one that happened.  [Read more…]

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Worker stuck up to his knees in hot tar: $63K OSHA fine

OSHA has issued 10 serious citations and $63,360 in fines against a Florida company following an investigation into an incident in which an employee became trapped up to his knees in hot, liquid asphalt. [Read more…]

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Injured worker tests positive for pot: Will he get workers’ comp?

A worker used an acetylene torch to cut off the top of a barrel which exploded, injuring him. When receiving medical treatment, the worker tested positive for pot. Now he wants workers’ comp. Will he get it? [Read more…]

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30 years later, man recalls being burned on 90% of body

Here’s a cautionary story for workers. John Capanna had a bright future at the age of 20. He was already a crew chief for his employer — a good job. Then, a workplace explosion burned over 90% of his body. [Read more…]

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