Safety and OSHA News

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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Conveyor belt breaks bones in worker’s hand and arm: $140K OSHA fine

A Rochester, NY, commercial bakery was investigated after an employee broke bones in her hand and arm while cleaning a conveyor belt. It’s the third time in the past five years the bakery has been fined for lockout/tagout (LOTO) violations.  [Read more…]

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Shooting range fined $135K for lead, noise hazards

A Pennsylvania shooting range is out $135K after OSHA discovered lead and noise hazards. OSHA also placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program[Read more…]

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Court throws out Wal-Mart fine, but upholds OSHA regulation: Here’s why

Wal-Mart is off the hook but other companies may not be when it comes to an OSHA regulation regarding hazard assessments. OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) plays a part in a federal court’s decision in this case.  [Read more…]

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Contractor fined $91K for deadly trench collapse

A Mason, OH, excavation contractor is facing a $91,000 fine for a trench collapse that killed a 26-year-old employee last year. [Read more…]

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Dollar General fined (yet again) for fire hazards at store

OSHA has cited Dollar General, the discount retailer, 52 times in the past five years. A store in Bowdon, GA, was the latest of the company’s locations to be penalized. [Read more…]

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Off-road vehicle injury: Will OSHA fine stick, or was this unpreventable misconduct?

An employee blatantly violates one of your safety rules and causes an injury. Should you have to pay an OSHA fine for that?  [Read more…]

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Court throws out half-million dollar OSHA fine in worker fatality

Calling the citations against the company “an unprecedented interpretation,” a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a $490,000 OSHA fine against a company in a case where a lathe ejected a 12-pound workpiece that struck and killed an employee.  [Read more…]

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Judge upholds OSHA fine in fatal ‘Midnight Rider’ filming fatality

An administrative law judge has upheld an OSHA fine against a film company in connection with the death of camera assistant during a location shoot for the film Midnight Rider in 2014.  [Read more…]

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