Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Safety Violations at Ohio Chicken Plant Lead to $861K in Fines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the owners of a northeast Ohio chicken processing plant $861,000 for what the agency says are safety violations that expose workers to the risk of amputation, electrocution and falls. OSHA says in …

Texas Company Fined $112K for Safety Violations at Energy Facility

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Southcross Energy Partners GP LLC for seven safety violations at its cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Gregory, Texas. Safety officials have proposed penalties of $112,000 against the company. OSHA said …

Missouri Manufacturer Cited for Worker’s Death, Fined $71K

The federal government has cited a Springfield, Mo.-based manufacturer after a worker at the company plant died in January. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Ridewell Corp. with a willful violation after the employee died after he was hit …

Florida Man Crushed to Death in Compactor at Recycling Plant

Officials say a man was crushed to death inside a machine at a central Florida recycling plant. Winter Garden police Lt. Scott Allen says the man was sorting cardboard with a bailing machine Monday morning when he somehow “ended up …

Safety Officials Fine Illinois Auto Parts Company $114K

A Peoria, Ill., auto parts manufacturer has been fined $114,100 for federal workplace safety violations that the government says put workers at risk of amputation and other injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it …

Ohio Manufacturer Faces $134K in Fines for Safety Violations

A federal agency says a central Ohio rubber-hose manufacturer accused of 11 worker safety violations is facing proposed penalties of $134,000. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says HBD/Thermoid Inc., based in Bellefontaine, puts workers at risk of serious injuries …

Wisconsin Dairy Co-Op Cited in Grain Bin Death, Fined $193K

A federal worker safety agency is proposing a $193,000 fine against a Wisconsin dairy co-op after a man died in a grain bin in November. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on May 11 announced it was citing Burnett Dairy …

Circus Returns to Rhode Island Year After Hair-Hanging Fall

The last time Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus performed in Rhode Island, eight acrobats suspended by their hair plummeted to the ground before a crowd of thousands. A single metal clip that held them 20 feet aloft had …

Union Pacific Ordered to Pay Nebraska-Based Injured Worker $350K

Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to pay $350,000 to a long-time employee who was disciplined after reporting an injury, but the railroad plans to appeal. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said this is the …

Maine Business Faces $100K Federal Fines for Alleged Safety Violations

An Auburn, Maine, company that makes automotive fabric products is facing more than $100,000 in federal fines for allegedly putting its employees in harm’s way. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday cited Formed Fiber Technologies Inc. for seven …