OSHA News

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. …

Union Pacific Ordered to Pay Nebraska-Based Injured Worker $350K

Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to pay $350,000 to a long-time employee who was disciplined after reporting an injury, but the railroad plans to appeal. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said this is the …

Feds: Ohio Workplace Fatalities on the Rise

Workplace fatalities have been rising in Ohio, and federal officials cite lack of attention to safe work practices and training and the existence of younger and newer manufacturing and construction workforces. There had been an estimated 17 fatal workplace accidents …

Ashley Furniture Wisconsin Plant Fined $1.76M for Worker Injuries

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. $1.76 million for worker injuries at its Arcadia, Wis., plant, the agency said. OSHA said the plant saw more than 1,000 work-related injuries in a 31/2-year period. …