Wisconsin Pallet Manufacturer Cited after Three Workers Exposed to Hazardous Wood Dust

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OSHA has cited Avid Pallet Services, LLC, after a follow-up inspection found workers continued to be exposed to wood dust. The company faces penalties of $188,302 for failing to implement sufficient engineering controls to limit dust exposure, evaluate respiratory hazards, and train workers on the health hazards of wood dust. The company was previously cited for these hazards in 2016.

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Georgia Contractor Cited for Trenching Violations

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Corley Contractors Inc. faces $106,078 in penalties for exposing workers to excavation hazards while installing water and sewer lines. OSHA initiated an inspection as part of the agency’s National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation after observing workers exposed to trenching hazards. Inspectors determined that the company failed to install a protective cave-in system inside the excavation area, and provide a safe means to enter and exit the excavation.

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California Fines Contractor after Worker Seriously Injured in Fall

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California OSHA issued four citations and $75,750 in penalties to Accurate Comfort Systems Inc. after a worker suffered serious injuries in a fall from a 12-foot-high work area. Inspectors determined that the company allowed workers to stand on the ladder’s top cap, and failed to ensure the ladder was secured and extended to the appropriate distance. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2017.

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