OSHA News

OSHA Fines Alabama Meat Processing Plant $76K After Worker Loses Fingertip

A meat processing plant in Bakerhill, Ala., has been fined more than $70,000 following an investigation after a worker lost his fingertip. Al.com reports the Keystone Food plant is facing about $76,700 in proposed penalties following an investigation by the …

Tyson Foods Fined $236K for Serious Safety Violations at Texas Plant

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. is facing more than $236,000 in penalties after an investigation by federal safety inspectors found the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide and …

OSHA Launches Expedited Whistleblower Review Pilot in Western Region

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching a pilot process in its Western region called the “Expedited Case Processing Pilot,” which enables a complainant covered by certain statutes to ask the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to cease its investigation …

Texas Contractor Fined $124K for Trench Hazards, Safety Violations

Federal safety officials on July 28 cited Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. for safety violations at a site in Houston and proposed penalties of $124,300. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator witnessed workers performing trench and excavation work …

Worker Buried in Minnesota Trench Collapse Dies

Officials say one of two construction workers injured in a trench collapse in Minnetonka, Minn., has died. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office says 48-year-old Jimmy Scott Klous of Onamia died late Monday morning in the emergency room of Hennepin …

Texas Companies Fined $120K for Safety Violations, Workplace Hazards

Unsafe working conditions have landed combined fines of more than $120,000 for two companies operating in the Texas oil and gas sector. Exterran Energy Solutions LP and South Texas Specialty Welders LLC were cited by federal safety regulators for violations at …

Landscaping Products Company Fined $66K for Safety Violations at Texas Worksite

L&M Bag and Supply Company Inc., doing business as L&M Supply Company Inc., has been cited by federal safety officials over repeated safety violations at a worksite in San Marcos, Texas. Proposed penalties total $66,000. The citations were issued on …

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. …

Whistleblower Lawsuit Leads to $190.5K Penalty for Illinois Employer

Federal safety officials say an Illinois company has been ordered to pay $190,547 in back wages and damages to a safety manager in a whistleblower case stemming from a Lansing, Ill., facility. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health …

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 …