July Enforcement

California Fines Aircraft Engine Manufacturer Following Worker Injury

California

California OSHA issued eight citations and $52,705 in penalties to Hanwha L&C USA, LLC, after a forklift crushed a worker’s foot. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to train and evaluate workers on operating a forklift, ensure proper use of safety shoes, develop precautions for the handling of stone slabs, and provide training to workers on how to avoid crushing hazards. For more information, visit OSHA’s powered industrial trucks safety and health topics webpage.

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Online Pet Supply Retailer Cited After Worker Fatality at Florida Distribution Center

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OSHA cited Chewy, Inc., after a worker suffered fatal injuries while operating a stand-up industrial truck. The company faces maximum penalties of $14,323 for exposing workers to struck-by and crushing hazards. For more information, read the news release and visit OSHA’s powered industrial trucks safety and health topics webpage.

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Contractors Cited for Exposing Workers to Asbestos While Restoring Kansas Library

Kansas

OSHA inspectors found that a restoration company and subcontractor failed to comply with asbestos removal standards. Belfor Property Restoration was fined $39,780 for three serious violations related to asbestos abatement. The subcontractor, Custom Crushing & Company, faces $193,596 in penalties for 23 serious violations, including failing to provide workers with respiratory protection, personal protective clothing, and training. Read the news release for more information and visit OSHA’s asbestos webpage.

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Texas Rubber Company Cited for Exposing Workers to Serious Hazards

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Custom Rubber Products, LLC, was issued $530,392 in penalties and cited for four willful violations for exposing workers to amputation, machine guarding, and caught-in hazards. The company was cited for similar hazards in 2014 after a worker was severely injured. Custom Rubber remains in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Read the news release for more information and visit OSHA’s machine guarding webpage.

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Georgia Tire Manufacturer and Contractors Cited for Exposing Workers to Serious Safety Hazards

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OSHA issued a combined $523,895 in penalties and 22 citations to Kumho Tire Georgia Inc., Sae Joong Mold Inc., and J-Brothers Inc. after a follow-up inspection found workers exposed workers to fall, struck-by, smoke inhalation, and burn hazards. For more information, read the news release.

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Nevada Fines Planet Hollywood for Exposing Workers to Amputation Hazards

Nevada

Nevada OSHA issued seven citations and $130,800 in penalties to Planet Hollywood Las Vegas for disabling machine guarding features that protect workers from moving parts and failing to implement hazardous energy controls while workers were unjamming currency counting and strapping machines.

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