October Enforcement

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Commercial Roofing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards at Illinois Job Site

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Five Star Roofing Systems Inc. – based in Hartford City, Indiana – for exposing employees to fall hazards while performing roofing work at a commercial building site in Lake Barrington, Illinois. The company faces $220,249 in penalties for repeated fall protection violations.

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Missouri Contractor For Exposing Employees to Excavating and Trenching Hazards

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited J.H. Berra Construction Co. – based in St. Louis, Missouri – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a residential construction site in Saint Charles, Missouri. The company faces penalties of $143,206.

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Penalties to Wisconsin Company For Continually Exposing Employees to Machine Hazards

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Choice Products USA LLC for continually exposing employees to machine safety hazards at the cookie dough manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company faces $782,526 in penalties, and has been placed in the agency’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tortilla Company for Exposing Employees to Amputations After Employee Injury

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Twins Twins LLC for exposing employees to amputations at the company’s facility in Labelle, Florida. The tortilla company faces $81,682 in penalties.

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U.S. Department of Labor and Michigan Pipeline Company Agree To Resolve Citations Issued for Trenching Hazards

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Kamphuis Pipeline Company – based in Grand Rapids, Michigan – have reached a settlement agreement that the excavating company will cease business operations and pay penalties of $509,071 for willful and serious violations of OSHA’s trenching and excavation standards.

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U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Auto Parts Manufacturer Reach Settlement Agreement to Abate Hazards at Franklin, Ohio, Plant

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Faurecia Emissions Control Systems NA LLC have reached an agreement that calls for the auto parts manufacturer – based in Franklin, Ohio – to abate hazards cited by OSHA in July 2019 and to pay penalties of $188,329. The company will remain in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

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