Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) News

Ohio Manufacturer Faces $331K in Fines for Excessive Noise, Other Workplace Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Polystar Inc. – doing business as Polystar Containment – for exposing employees to excessive noise after 12 employees’ audiograms indicated mild to moderate hearing loss at its …

Texas Contractor Ordered to Pay $250K After Worker Fatality at Dallas Site

A Texas construction contractor has been ordered to pay $250,000 in criminal and civil penalties an employee suffered a fatal fall at an apartment complex in Dallas, federal safety officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade ordered Design Plastering …

Wisconsin Contractor Cited, Fined $120.3K for Workplace Safety Hazards

Federal safety officials have cited a Wisconsin roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards at two separate job sites. Penalties proposed for Appleton roofing contractor Hector Hernandez by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

North Dakota Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Fined Nearly $455K

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited North Dakota excavation contractor Kamphuis Pipeline Company for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other serious hazards while installing water metering pits and lines. The company, which …

Ohio Manufacturer Agrees to $1M Penalty for Health, Safety Violations

An Ohio auto parts manufacturer has agreed to a settlement that includes a $1 million penalty resulting from workplace health and safety violations, federal safety officials said. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said in …

10 Years Later: The Aftermath of Georgia Imperial Sugar Explosion That Killed 14

Broken equipment inside a steel conveyor belt sparked the first explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on a mild winter night 10 years ago. The initial blast rocked the building, jolting more dust into the air. And …

OSHA Says Kansas’ Spirit Aerosystems Exposed Employees to Known Carcinogen

Federal safety regulators have proposed penalties totaling $194,006 against a Wichita, Kansas-based airline manufacturer for allegedly exposing its employees to a known carcinogen The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited aircraft manufacturer Spirit Aerosystems Inc. …

Texas Company Agrees to Pay $545.1K Penalty Following Worker Fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Marshall Pottery Inc. in Marshall, Texas, have reached a settlement agreement including a penalty of $545,160, after the death of an assistant plant manager. The federal agency reported …

Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant Fined over $1.8M After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. in Cambria, Wisconsin, following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured 12 others, including a 21-year-old …

Nebraska Farmers Coop Fined Nearly $374K After Worker Trapped in Grain Bin

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Nebraska grain-handling cooperative for failing to protect workers from grain bin entrapment and engulfment hazards. The company faces $373,911 in proposed penalties. On May 4, 2017, OSHA …