Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Circus Cited for Hair-Hanging Stunt in Rhode Island That Injured 9

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats from the U.S., Brazil, Bulgaria and Ukraine, federal workplace safety regulators said Tuesday. The Occupational Safety …

Connecticut Construction Company Faces OSHA Fines

Federal workplace safety regulators say a Manchester, Connecticut-based construction company faces fines of more than $100,000 for a series of violations of workplace safety and health standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Rockville Construction LLC, responsible for the …

Mass. Company Fined in Wake of Cape Cod Crane Deaths

A Massachusetts company that employed two utility workers who died when the crane they were in tipped over as they worked on high-tension power lines on Cape Cod is facing $168,000 in fines. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

OSHA: Safety Violations Continue at Oklahoma Oil Refinery

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Oklahoma oil refinery with five repeat and three serious violations for continuing to expose workers to unsafe conditions. As a result, OSHA imposed a fine of $184,800 on …

Texas Shipyard Faces $305K in OSHA Penalties

Texas-based Sterling Shipyard LP has been cited for 16 serious, repeat and failure-to-abate violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for continuing to expose workers to safety hazards, including dangerous machinery, high noise levels without …

Pennsylvania Man Gets $100K in OSHA Whistleblower Lawsuit

A Pittsburgh-area company that operates an industrial park and intermodal terminal has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a whistleblower suit filed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA sued last year on behalf of former employee Andrew …

Amazon Workplace Faces Safety Scrutiny After 2 Deaths

Amazon.com Inc.’s labor issues are growing at its sprawling network of fulfillment centers, where it ships everything from books to big-screen televisions. The U.S. Department of Labor said last week that it’s investigating two worker deaths at warehouses operated by …

Worker Killed in Fall at MGM in Las Vegas

A federal investigation is underway into an accident that killed an employee at the MGM Grand hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. KLAS-TV reports the employee was unable to get out of the way of a moving maintenance cart on …

Missouri Company Fined $100K for Federal Safety Violations

A St. Louis County construction company faces more than $100,000 in fines after a federal agency investigating a serious workplace injury found multiple safety violations. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it found 11 workplace violations at Gershenson …

Massachusetts Report Examines Workplace Risks for State Employees

About 3,000 Massachusetts state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives. That’s one of the findings of a special advisory committee charged with gauging workplace risks and …