Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Fines for Workplace Deaths in Nevada Reduced Often

Companies that contested Nevada workplace safety citations after an employee died on the job received reduced fines about half the time. An analysis of state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fatality records by the Las Vegas Review-Journal showed …

Missouri Company Fined $700K for Breaking Rules After Worker Fatality

A Missouri plumbing company has been fined more than $700,000 for workplace safety violations, including an employee’s death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Arrow Plumbing LLC for the death of 33-year-old Donald “D.J.” Meyer and for allegedly failing …

Mass. Behavioral Health Facility Faces $207K in Fines for OSHA Violations

A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, 2017, OSHA issued UHS of Westwood Pembroke …

Construction Worker Buried Alive When Wall Collapses at New York Site

Authorities say a construction worker was buried alive when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him at a commercial and residential development site in New York. Poughkeepsie fire officials tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that the wall collapsed Thursday afternoon …

Alleged Safety Violations Bring Proposed $610K in Fines for Ohio Company

A federal safety agency has proposed a $610,000 penalty against a central Ohio company for exposing workers to machine hazards and harmful levels of silica. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement that violations were found during …

Woman Suffers Severe Blood Loss in Connecticut Razor Factory Accident

A worker at a Schick razor factory in Connecticut has been hospitalized after her hand got caught in a machine. A production manager at the Milford, Conn., factory told WTNH-TV the worker was doing a routine job Thursday morning when …

Ohio Steel Plant Faces $280K Fine for Safety Violations

A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the proposed fine Friday against Republic …

Nebraska Renewable Energy Company Hit with More Safety Citations

A northeast Nebraska renewable energy plant has been given two more citations by safety regulators. The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations on May 12 to Big Ox Energy, citing safety …

Atlantic Drain Cited for 18 Violations in Massachusetts Trench Collapse

Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks died on Oct. 21, 2016, in Boston, Mass., when the approximately 12-foot deep trench in which they were working collapsed, breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and filling the trench with water in a …

Pennsylvania Construction Worker Crushed by Safe Deposit Box

Authorities in suburban Philadelphia, Penn., say a construction worker was crushed to death by a safety deposit box. Cheltenham Township police say the incident happened at an old Wells Fargo in the Cheltenham Mall around 1 p.m. Monday. Officials say …