OSHA News

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 …

Security Worker Dies, Possibly from Nitrogen Exposure, in Ohio Steel Plant

A security worker at a steel plant in Ohio may have died from nitrogen exposure, federal investigators said. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the 32-year-old worker was found dead inside TimkenSteel’s Faircrest Plant in Canton on March 20. …

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 …

Fatal Explosion at ‘Texas’ Musical Venue Leads to OSHA Citations

Federal safety regulators have cited a performing arts employer after 21-year-old worker died following a pyrotechnics explosion at a musical venue in Canyon, Texas. Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Inc. was cited for six serious violations as a result of the fireworks explosion at …

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 …

Fatal Dallas Construction Site Fall Leads to $400K Fine for Contractors

A fall from a third-story balcony in Dallas killed 44-year-old Jorge Carrion Torres as he worked on the exterior of an apartment complex on May 14, 2015. As a result the federal Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed …

North Carolina Fines Companies Involved in Fatal Scaffolding Accident

The North Carolina Labor Department has fined three companies in connection with the deaths of three workers killed when scaffolding fell at a high-rise construction project in downtown Raleigh, including one that was cited for violations described as willful and …

OSHA Citations Against ‘Midnight Rider’ Production Company Upheld

Citations issued by The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Film Allman LLC in August 2014 were upheld Sept. 15 by Judge Sharon D. Calhoun of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The citations for …