OSHA News

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 …

Texas Roofer Fined $80K for Repeated Workplace Hazards

Federal safety regulators have levied $80,280 in penalties against Quick Roofing LLC for repeatedly exposing workers to falls, ladder hazards and eye injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said the employer has been cited six times in three …

OSHA Fines Storage Tank Company $95K for Missouri Workplace Hazards

A federal agency has found that a storage tank manufacturer is continuing to expose workers in Missouri to hazardous levels of a chemical than can cause lung cancer and other health problems. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that …

OSHA: 3 in South Central States Killed when Riding Mowers Overturn

In the past month, three landscape company employees have died in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas when riding mowers or tractors overturned into water or a stream bed — equaling the total in the previous six years, a federal safety official …

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 …