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Jul. 2018

Contractor and Staffing Agency Cited Following Fatal Trench Collapse at Alabama Work Site
OSHA cited a construction company for lack of cave-in protection and a staffing agency received citations for failing to properly train employees. Proposed penalties total $152,618. More Info

South Florida Utility Company Cited After Employee Sustains Fatal Injuries
A utility company was fined $162,596 after an employee was fatally injured when a steel plate fell on him. Citations were issued for trenching violations, failing to perform atmospheric testing, and allowing employees to use defective equipment to hoist a compactor. More Info

Wisconsin Battery Company Cited for Exposing Employees to Lead, Other Hazards
WI battery company was cited for for exposing workers to airborne lead at levels 11 times the permissible exposure limit. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $147,822. More Info

Iowa Fines Electric Company for Exposing Workers to Asbestos and Lead Hazards
Iowa OSHA issued 15 citations and $159,798 in penalties to an electric company for exposing workers to lead and asbestos hazards while removing asbestos- insulated piping.
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Nevada Cites Linen Company for Amputation and Other Machinery Hazards
Nevada OSHA issued 3 citations and $84,000 in penalties to a North Las Vegas company for exposing workers to amputation and struck-by hazards. Inspectors discovered that the company had disabled safety switches on automatic towel folding machines. More Info

Wisconsin Contractor Cited for Repeatedly Exposing Roofers to Falls and Other Hazards
A roofing contractor was cited for one repeated violation and two willful violations for failing to provide fall protection, train workers on fall hazards, properly install an extension ladder for safe exit, and provide required ladder jack scaffold components. Proposed penalties are $120,320. More Info

Minnesota Cites Construction Company after Fatal Fall
Minnesota OSHA issued eight citations and $366,150 in penalties after a worker suffered a fatal fall from a grain elevator. More Info

 

AUG. 2018

Michigan Cites Contractor for exposing Workers to Fall Hazards
Michigan OSHA issued five citations and $77,600 in penalties to Wood Carpentry, Inc., for exposing workers to fall hazards. READ MORE..

Florida Roofing Company Faces Penalties After Exposing Employees to Fall and Other Safety Hazards 
Crown Roofing, LLC, was fined $149,662 for exposing employees to fall hazards. READ MORE…

Hawaii Cites Water Utility for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards 
The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division issued NINE citations and $198,828 in penalties to the City and the County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply for exposing workers to trenching and excavation hazards.  
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Illinois Pallet Manufacturer Cited After Unsafe Carbon Monoxide Levels Sicken Employees
Cleary Pallet Sales, Inc., faces $216,253 in fines after 10 employees required emergency medical treatment for carbon monoxide exposure. 
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California Fines Distribution Center Following Worker Injury 
California OSHA issued 11 citations and $97,430 in penalties to Pixior, LLC, after a worker was struck by a forklift. 
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Ohio Excavating Company Cited Following Fatal Trench Collapse
JK Exacting & Utilities, Inc., faces $202,201 in penalties and was placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program after an employee suffered fatal injuries in a trench collapse. READ MORE…
 
Florida Shipyard Cited after Employee Drowns
North Florida Shipyards, Inc., was cited after a worker drowned when a pressured air manifold struck and knocked him into the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. 
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Sept. 2018

Court Orders Contractor to Pay $250,000 for Safety Violations Following Fatal Fall at Dallas Apartment Complex A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered Design Plastering West, LLC, to pay criminal and civil penalties for criminal violations of occupational safety and health standards after an employee suffered a fatal fall at an apartment complex in Dallas. READ MORE…

Maryland Cites Contractor for Electrical and Machine Guarding Violations Maryland Occupational Safety and Health issued 26 citations and $82,800 in penalties to Stulz Air Technology Systems, Inc., for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards. READ MORE…

Missouri Excavating Company Cited After Employees Observed Working in Unprotected Trench OSHA cited Karrenbrock Excavating, LLC, for allowing two employees to work in an unprotected trench while installing sewers. READ MORE…

Tennessee Fines Contractor for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health issued two citations and $51,200 in penalties to M&K Home Improvement for exposing workers to fall hazards. READ MORE…

Alabama Auto Dealership Settles with OSHA Following Fatal Fire OSHA reached a settlement agreement with Carl Cannon, Inc., to resolve citations and penalties issued after five employees were injured, three fatally, in a fire at the company’s automobile dealership. READ MORE…

Kansas Grain Bin Operator Cited Following Fatal Engulfment of Two Workers OSHA cited Gavilon Grain, LLC, after two workers were fatally engulfed in a soybean storage bin.  READ MORE…

Washington Cites Company After Workers Suffer Serious Injuries The Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued 26 citations and $253,320 in fines to National Products, Inc., for failing to protect workers from burns and amputation hazards. READ MORE…

Oct. 2018

Virginia Cites Contractor for Exposing Workers to Silica Hazards Virginia Occupational Safety and Health issued five citations and $304,130 in  penalties to Lanford Brothers Company for exposing workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards while using jackhammers to remove concrete from bridge piers READ MORE…

Ohio Tool Manufacturer Cited After Employee Suffers Amputation ArtiFlex Manufacturing was cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards after an employee’s finger was partially amputated. READ MORE…

Hawaii Company Cited for Fall Protection and Energy Control Violations Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health issued four citations and $47,080 in penalties to ABM Industry Groups, LLC, for exposing working to falls and hazardous energy READ MORE…

California Cites Cargo Company after Forklift Operator Suffers Fatal Injury California OSHA issued six citations and $205,235 in penalties to SSA Pacific, Inc., after a worker sustained fatal injuries when he was thrown from a forklift that collided with a concrete piling. READ MORE…

Two Companies Cited after Fatal Fall at Communication Tower Worksite in Mississippi Midway Tower Service, Inc., and Bracken Equipment Holdings, LLC, for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards after an employee suffered fatal injuries. READ MORE… 

Alabama Recycling Plant Cited after Worker Hospitalized for Fall Thorpe Plant Services, Inc., and Steel Dust Recycling, LLC, were cited for fall and confined space hazards after an employee was hospitalized following a 30-foot fall. READ MORE…

Florida Roofing Company Faces Penalties for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards Coastal Roofing, Inc., faces $105,283 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to fall and other hazards. READ MORE…