OSHA’s Top 25 Enforcement Cases Based on Total Penalty

October 22, 2019

These are the 25 biggest workplace safety and health violation enforcement actions by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA Note: After issuance of the initial citation, the penalty amount may change throughout the settlement and litigation phase. The current penalty amount is available by clicking the inspection number.

Company Name Inspection # Issuance Date Total Issued Penalty
1 BP Products North America 311962674
308314640
10/29/2009 $81,340,000
2 BP Products North America 308314640
308314988
09/21/2005 $21,361,500
3 IMC Fertilizer/Angus Chemical 107607863
107607871
10/31/1991 $11,550,000
4 Imperial Suger 310988712
311522858
07/25/2008 $8,777,500
5 O&G Industries, Inc.* 109179937
314295460
08/03/2010 $8,347,000
6 Samsung Guam, Inc. 107329740
106196801
09/21/1995 $8,260,000
7 CITGO Petroleum 110416880 08/29/1991 $8,155,000
8 Dayton Tire 109061648 04/18/1994 $7,490,000
9 USX (aka U.S. Steel Corp.) 100504950
018252858
102873288
10/26/1989
11/02/1989
$7,275,300
10 Keystone Construction Maintenance* 109179952
314295445
08/03/2010 $6,623,000
11 Phillip 66/Fish Engineering 106612443
107365751
04/19/1990 $6,395,200
12 Hercules, Inc. 108662420
100490705
09/08/1993 $6,328,000
13 Arcadian 102281292
102281128
01/27/1993 $5,085,000
14 E. Smalis Painting 108753690 06/03/1994 $5,008,500
15 John Morrell 101456325 10/28/1988 $4,330,000
16 Bath Iron Works 101450336
101450294
11/04/1987 $4,175,940
17 Fraser Paper 102749868
102750395
09/17/1991 $3,982,500
18 Decoster Egg Farms (aka Maine Contract Farming, LLC) 122375512 07/12/1996 $3,555,500
19 Arco Chemical Co. 110318540 01/03/1999 $3,481,300
20 The Budd Company 18252510 12/12/1989 $3,345,600
21 McCrory Stores 113919278 11/07/1991 $3,188,000
22 IBP 100059591 05/11/1998 $3,133,100
23 BP North America Inc. and BP Husky Refining LLC’s Refinery 311611081 03/08/2010 $3,042,000
24 Shell Oil Chemical Co. 103342093 11/22/1994 $3,017,000
25 Union Carbide 110398310 09/12/1991 $2,803,500

*The Feb. 7, 2010 explosion at Kleen Energy Systems Natural Gas Power Plant resulted in $16.6 million in penalties. OSHA cited three construction companies and 14 subcontractors for 371 safety violations, including: $8.3 million to O&G Industries, ranked number 5 above; $6.6 million to Keystone Construction & Maintenance, ranked number 10 above; and $896,000 to Blue Water Solutions, not ranked above.

Source: OSHA

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