Wal-Mart says it’ll pay a $7,000 OSHA fine in connection with the 2008 trampling death of a store employee. This ends a six-year fight by the retail giant against the General Duty Clause (GDC) citation.
It’s been four years since a Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death by a Black Friday crowd in Valley Stream, NY. OSHA fined the mega-store $7,000. Wal-Mart has now spent millions fighting the fine.
Imagine this: Someone finds one of your employees on the ground, conscious but incoherent, in your company’s parking lot. He dies two days later in the hospital. Cause: blunt trauma to his head. Is this death reportable to OSHA?
A maintenance man was fined $5,600 when two handymen he hired violated OSHA regs. OSHA claimed the maintenance guy was their employer, so he was responsible. The maintenance man appealed, saying the two men were hired contractors. What did the court say?
The New York Times reports that Wal-Mart has spent $2 million so far fighting a $7,000 OSHA fine in connection with the trampling death of a worker. Equally interesting is that OSHA has also devoted lots of resources to make sure this fine sticks. Why? Because the outcome of this case could have wide reaching […]
Federal OSHA doesn’t have a heat stress standard. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be cited for failing to have a heat stress plan.
A worker who was cleaning inside a confined space (a rail car) collapsed and later died. OSHA says his employer didn’t have equipment or trained personnel to properly rescue the employee.
A review board recently heard an appeal of an OSHA fine centered strictly on the amount the company would have to pay. The case involves the electrocution of a drywall installer.
This employer says it couldn’t have known that an employee would do something unsafe which resulted in the loss of two fingers. Did a court see things the company’s way?
A road crew worker was struck by a truck at a work site and killed. OSHA issued a General Duty Clause violation, saying the company didn’t take precautions to make sure the worker wouldn’t be struck. Was the violation upheld in court?
A truck backed over an employee, killing him. OSHA issued two citations against his employer, saying workers didn’t receive safety training about hazards around construction equipment. The company says it was a case of unpreventable employee misconduct. Who prevailed when the case went to a review board?
A worker falls to his death while upgrading a communication tower. An OSHA investigation showed that the worker had, for some reason, detached himself from his fall protection. Is the company at fault?
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