A serious OSHA violation can earn a fine of up to $12,675. When the number of citations OSHA issues to a single company reaches well into double digits, the employer can expect a huge fine.
Oregon OSHA says workers for this construction company were exposed to hazards that could cause death or serious injury as they worked to restore the Ross Island Bridge in Portland.
You’d think after an employee died in a trench collapse a company would follow good practices during excavation projects. That wasn’t the case with this company.
Imagine this: You’re working in an unprotected trench when, not only does it collapse but a nearby fire hydrant instantly floods the excavation with water. Two men met their deaths in Boston that way, and now their employer faces a seven-figure fine.
A company has agreed to pay $9.5 million in connection with a Gulf of Mexico explosion that killed three workers. The penalties are for false reporting of safety inspections and Clean Water Act violations.
A worker who was killed while helping to install a sewer line had escaped trench collapses twice within a month of his death.
The most cited OSHA violations of 2016 cover a wide range of workplace safety topics, from falls to chemicals, from PPE to forklifts.
After being told by an investigator to protect workers against trench cave-in hazards, this contractor returned to work the next day and exposed the same crew to the same risk.
Some exact details about a work incident and the worker’s previous injuries were questioned in this case. Did an appeals court reverse an order that the worker shouldn’t get workers’ comp benefits?