Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Chicago Area Roofer Fined $115K for Multiple Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Norridge, Ill., roofing contractor after inspectors saw employees working on residential roofing projects without fall protection at two Chicago area job sites within a month. The agency issued three repeated, one willful and …

Texas Company Fined $86K for Trenching Hazards

Federal safety officials have cited a Texas construction company for exposing workers to trenching hazards at a site in Katy. Proposed penalties total $86,240. Five citations were issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Jan. 22 to …

Ohio Manufacturer Fined $131K for Workers’ Injuries

A central Ohio wire manufacturer where two workers were injured in separate accidents has been cited for 25 safety violations by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA cited Columbus-based ITC Manufacturing for violating federal workplace safety and health …

Louisiana Firm Fined $105K Following Deadly Trench Collapse

Federal workplace safety officials have cited a Baton Rouge, La., contractor following a trench collapse in which Isidro Martinez, 24 was killed. Another worker was pulled to safety by co-workers. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited …

OSHA: Texas Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Construction Site

Federal safety regulators say three commercial real estate renovators have been cited for a combined $112,000 in penalties for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at a San Antonio, Texas, worksite. FBZ Broadway LP, One Eighty Construction Inc. and Roscoe Properties Inc., …

Wisconsin Contractor Cited 4 Times in 3 Years for Safety Violations

For the fourth time in three years, a Bloomer, Wis., roofing contractor was found ignoring workplace safety laws, federal and state safety officials say. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Affordable Exteriors was found twice by federal inspectors …

Idaho Shop Owner Ordered to Pay 100K to Worker Fired After Safety Report

A judge ordered a northern Idaho gas station owner to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired after reporting safety violations, including exposed wiring near water leaks and a lack of first aid equipment. U.S. District Judge B. …

Kansas Food Processing Plant Fined $71.7K for Safety Violations

Reser’s Fine Foods, Topeka, Kan., was cited on Sept. 2 by federal safety officials for various workplace safety violations, including exposing workers to ammonia. Proposed penalties total $71,700. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Wichita Area …

El Paso Stamping Plant Cited for Amputations, Other Hazards

Stampcoat Inc. doing business as El Paso Tool & Die in El Paso, Texas, has been cited by federal safety officials for amputations and other serious workplace hazards. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company on Sept. …

OSHA Fines Wisconsin Scrap Yard $42K after Worker Death

A federal safety agency is proposing $42,000 in fines against a Waukesha, Wis., scrap yard where an employee was killed when he was struck by a forklift truck. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Waukesha Iron & Metal Inc. …