Here’s a lesson for workers: No piece of equipment (including a cell phone) is worth entering a hazardous confined space and endangering your life.
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OSHA has issued $963,000 in fines to a cleaning services company in connection with the deaths of two of its employees inside a railcar in April.
It’s difficult for relatives of a deceased worker to sue an employer for wrongful death because workers’ comp is considered the “exclusive remedy.” But this state has an exception to that rule. Did this case fit the exception?
Two owners of a railcar cleaning company face prison time in connection with environmental and worker safety violations related to two workers’ deaths in 2015.
The former president of a Texas company that produced and sold caustic materials to paper mills will go to prison in connection with the deaths of two employees who weren’t properly protected from hazardous chemicals.
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A former buildings inspector has been arrested for selling fake safety certificates for required OSHA training.
A former company president faces prison and hefty fines in connection with two workers’ deaths due to hydrogen sulfide exposure.
Citing initial findings from a fatal explosion in July, a federal safety agency has issued a warning to companies with storage tanks.
Anywhere there is machinery that requires maintenance, the potential exists for workers to be injured or killed by unexpected start-up. That includes amusement parks.
OSHA has issued stiff fines against an Eau Claire, WI, company, in connection with a June 29, 2010 explosion and fire at its facility. The agency says WRR Environmental Services Co. didn’t implement an adequate safety program following a 2007 fire that destroyed its plant.
An administrative law judge with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld fines against an Ohio company. An inspection revealed several employees had symptoms of a potentially fatal respiratory disease after sweeping up pigeon droppings.
One worker died and his father was seriously injured in a confined space case in Texas. Now OSHA has fined a tank cleaning company almost a quarter of a million dollars.
With a new administration coming to the White House, it’s likely companies will see some changes from OSHA. Among the possibilities: higher fines for workplace fatalities and injuries.
In the first year of the Obama administration, OSHA was busy handing out fines the likes of which hadn’t been seen for eight years. Here’s our rundown of 10 significant fines from the last 12 months, and what they mean for businesses:
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