Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

OSHA: Crane Accident Kills North Dakota Oil Worker

A worker was killed in a crane accident at an oil well site in western North Dakota, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. The incident, which happened late on June 20 near Ross in Mountrail County, was the second …

New Jersey Furniture Maker to Pay OSHA $123K in Settlement

A New Jersey furniture manufacturer has reached a settlement with a federal safety agency to pay $123,000 and fix a slew of health and safety violations, including exposing workers to a cancer-causing chemical. North Arlington, New Jersey-based Sterling Seating Inc. …

Idaho Potato Processor Fined $273K for Workplace Hazards after Gas Release

Federal authorities have fined an Idaho food processing company $273,000 following the release of a dangerous gas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration assessed the fine against Dickinson Frozen Foods. Federal officials say the large release of anhydrous ammonia in …

Workers at Ohio Auto Glass Plant Warn of Unsafe Conditions

Workers alleging unsafe working conditions at an automotive glass manufacturing plant in southwestern Ohio have filed a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The complaint filed this week by 11 workers at the Fuyao Glass America Inc. plant …

OSHA: No Reinforced Walls in Deadly Ohio Trench Collapse

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says inspectors probing a construction site where a worker was killed this week found no evidence the wall of the trench was reinforced. Cleveland.com reports OSHA officials say inspectors didn’t find a trench box …

OSHA, Anheuser-Busch’s N.J. Subsidiary Resolve Safety Violations

Federal labor officials have reached a deal with a New Jersey-based subsidiary of the world’s largest beer maker to settle claims of safety violations at a distribution warehouse. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its deal with Anheuser-Busch Sales …

Regulators Back Nebraska Driver Who Wouldn’t Drive Unsafe Truck

Federal regulators want to punish a southeast Nebraska company that the regulators say wrongfully fired a driver who refused to operate a truck that violated Iowa law. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a …

Feds Want Circus Operator Fined for Fatal Tent Collapse in N.H.

Federal safety officials have proposed more than $33,000 in fines against a Florida-based circus operator for a tent collapse that killed two people and injured dozens in New Hampshire. Robert Young, 41, and his 6-year-old daughter, Annabelle, died Aug. 3 …

Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Fined $172K for Machine Hazards

A supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in fines after two workers at its Salina, Kan., facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

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 …