August Enforcement

California Cites Fruit Processing Company for Amputation Hazards

California

California OSHA issued six citations and $79,245 in penalties to SFFI Company, Inc., after a worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning a rotating auger. Inspectors found that the company failed to train workers on safe lockout/tagout and control of hazardous energy procedures.

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Water Company Cited After Worker Suffers Heat-Related Injury at Florida Worksite

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OSHA issued two citations and $23,311 in penalties to Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC, for failing to protect workers from exposure to outdoor heat hazards and report a hospitalization within 24 hours. A worker was hospitalized for heat exhaustion after working in direct sunlight during welding and fabrication work. For more information, read the news release and visit OSHA’s heat illness prevention page.

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Two Companies Cited After Fatal Fire at Pennsylvania Natural Gas Processing Plant

Pennsylvania

Energy Transportation LLC and MW Logistics Services LLC were cited for violating OSHA’s process safety management standard after one worker died and three others were hospitalized following a fire at a natural gas processing plant. Other violations included exposing workers to flammable vapor and liquid and failing to inspect the facility’s energy control procedures. The companies were issued penalties totaling $98,508. For more information, read the news release.

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Vermont Cites Lumber Company After Worker Suffers Serious Injury

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Vermont OSHA issued four citations and $93,126 in penalties to Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc., after a worker was seriously injured when his foot became entangled in the unguarded chain and sprocket of a trim saw he was trying to unjam. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to control hazardous energy and did not adequately protect workers with machine guarding. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2017.

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New York Construction Company Cited for Fall Hazards Following Fatal Structure Collapse

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Northridge Construction Corp. faces $224,620 in penalties after a worker was fatally injured following a structure collapsed during the installation of roof panels on a shed. OSHA cited the company for willful and serious violations that include failing to provide fall protection and protective helmets, confirm the structural integrity of the roof, and ensure the proper use of a ladder. Read the news release for more information.

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