Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

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 …

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., …