Pennsylvania Construction Company Cited for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards

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OSHA cited Etna Construction, Inc., for exposing workers to excavation hazards at a worksite. The company was cited for failing to install protective systems inside a trench, provide a safe means of exit from the trench, ensure that workers wore hardhats, and properly guard protruding steel. The company faces penalties of $208,560.

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Iowa OSHA Cites Manufacturing Company for Amputation Hazard

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Iowa OSHA issued one repeat serious citation and $64,670 in penalties to O’Neal Manufacturing Services after a worker, who was operating an unguarded press brake, suffered an amputation. Inspectors found that the company failed to adequately guard press brakes to protect workers from contact with the machine’s points of operation. The company was cited for the same violation in 2018.

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Georgia Battery Manufacturer Cited for Lead and Other Safety Hazards

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U.S. Battery Manufacturing Co. was cited for exposing workers to multiple hazards, including lead, arsenic, and unguarded machinery. The company was also cited for failing to conduct training, implement a medical surveillance program, and properly document that workers were medically removed due to exposure. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $115,594.

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Ohio Musical Instrument Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Workers to Copper Dust and Machine Hazards

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Conn-Selmer, Inc., is facing penalties of $200,230 for two repeated and seven serious safety and health violations. OSHA inspectors determined that the company exposed workers to copper dust in excess of the recommended permissible exposure levels and machine hazards that included failure to provide machine guarding and adequate controls to minimize exposure.

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