Tennessee Cites Company for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards

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Tennessee OSHA issued four citations and $89,500 in penalties to Prince Erachem, LLC, for exposing workers to trenching and walking surface hazards. Inspectors found that the company failed to keep walking surfaces free from debris and provide adequate protective systems, shoring, and safeguards to prevent a spoil pile at the edge of the trench from falling on workers. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2014 and 2015.

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Washington Cites Construction Contractors for Exposing Workers to Asbestos Hazards

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The Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued a total of 11 willful and serious citations, and $789,200 in combined penalties to James Thorpe, Chris Walters, Northlake Capital + Development, and 3917 Densmore, LLC, for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at a residential construction site. Inspectors found that the owners failed to provide proper personal protective equipment, monitor or sample the air during removal, use certified workers to remove asbestos, and have a certified asbestos supervisor present.

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Tennessee Cites Tire Company for Exposing Workers to Hazards

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Tennessee OSHA issued 11 citations and $85,200 in penalties to Hankook Tire Company for multiple safety and health violations. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to conduct periodic crane inspections, provide adequate personal protective equipment for workers handling hazardous chemicals, ensure that proper lockout/tagout procedures were followed, and guard machinery.

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