penalties News

Oklahoma Plating Company Fined $341.5K for Workplace Safety Violations

Pride Plating Inc. in Grove, Okla., was cited on Sept. 4 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to cancer-causing health hazards from hexavalent chromium. The company received 38 violations with proposed penalties …

Texas Plastics Plant Hit with $174K Fine for Safety and Health Violations

Plastic Systems LLC in El Paso, Texas, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 21 safety and health violations, including six repeat, for failing to develop adequate lockout/tagout procedures to control the unexpected startup of …

Texas Shipyard Faces $305K in OSHA Penalties

Texas-based Sterling Shipyard LP has been cited for 16 serious, repeat and failure-to-abate violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for continuing to expose workers to safety hazards, including dangerous machinery, high noise levels without …

Louisiana Drivers Sans Insurance to Face Hefty Fines

In the final hours of Louisiana’s legislative session, lawmakers passed a $53 million fee hike on drivers who don’t maintain car insurance as required by law. Most of the money expected to be raised is slated to go to boost …

Ohio Bottler Fined Nearly $87K for Repeat Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations at its plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The citation includes proposed penalties of $86,900. OSHA reported that …

Louisiana Company Fined $91K for Safety, Health Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage, for 19 serious safety and health violations at the Oakdale, La., facility. The citations stem from an August 2013 chemical fire in …

Houston-Based Manufacturer Fined Nearly $200K for Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Piping Technology and Products Inc. in Houston for four repeat and three serious violations after a worker was injured in June from being struck by a broken die …

Illinois Central Railroad Faces Fines of $110,500 for Lead Exposure

Illinois Central Railroad Co. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one willful and six serious safety violations for exposing workers to lead hazards. Proposed penalties total $110,500. OSHA began its inspection …

Manufacturer to Pay $1.3M in Penalties, Fines for Worker Death in South Dakota

Federal officials announced that Adams Thermal Systems Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1.33 million to resolve criminal penalties and fines in a prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

California Best Buy Stores Must Pay $875K In Pricing Suit

A Riverside County judge has ordered Best Buy Stores to pay nearly $900,000 and to institute a special discount program to settle a lawsuit alleging the company charged more than advertised prices at some California stores. The district attorneys of …