OSHA News

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 …

Texas Oil Wells Services Company Cited for Rig Fatalities

Federal safety officials have cited a Texas oil well services company in the deaths of three workers killed while working to install a blowout preventer, which seals, controls and monitors a rig. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said …

Construction Contractors in Texas Fined $88K for Safety Violations

Federal safety officials have cited two contractors at a construction site in Austin, Texas, for safety violations. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and CVI Development LLC were cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Sept. …

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 …

Violations by Companies And Navy Led to Hawaii Worker Deaths, Says OSHA

A federal agency says workplace safety violations led to the deaths of two workers at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii last December. Hawaii News Now reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines for two companies for the …

Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet

Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek $4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in …

OSHA Rule Protects Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. The rule will provide construction workers with protections similar to those manufacturing and general industry workers already have. …