Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Energy Company Cited for 25 Safety Violations After Fatality at N.H. Plant

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited EWP Renewable Corp., doing business as Springfield Power LLC, for 25 safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he was pulled into a conveyor at …

Florida Utility Contractor Faces Nearly $19K in Fines for Safety Hazards

South Florida utility contractor Douglas N. Higgins is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the contractor for exposing employees to cave-in and other hazards at a Naples, Fla., …

OSHA Seeking $65K in Penalties in Colorado Envirotech Worker Death

Federal regulators are proposing nearly $65,000 in penalties for a Colorado company where a worker died after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning the inside of a rail car. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that EnviroTech Services of Greeley …

Part of Building Collapses in Pennsylvania, Killing One of Two Trapped Workers

A two-story home being demolished in Philadelphia, Penn., partially collapsed Monday, killing one of two contractors who had been trapped, officials said. Two men were working on the building shortly before 11 a.m. when the rear of the property collapsed, …

North Carolina Construction Worker Killed in Fall From Elevator in 33-Story Tower

A construction worker has died after falling out of an elevator on the 19th floor of a structure being built in North Carolina’s largest city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 24-year-old Juventino Mata-Hernandez was working on a 33-story tower when he died …

Flames Shot Out of Grinder Before 2017 Wisconsin Mill Explosion

A corn grinder began belching flames shortly before a deadly explosion tore through a southern Wisconsin mill last year, federal safety inspectors said. The May 31 blast at the Didion Milling Co. plant in Cambria killed five workers, injured 14 …

N.J. Roofing Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Could Face $221K in Fines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited roofing contractor John Prevete Framing LLC for exposing employees to safety hazards while performing residential demolition work at a Passaic County, N.J., site. OSHA proposed $221,343 in …

N.J. Manufacturer Faces More Than $435K in Penalties for Workplace Safety Failures

New Jersey plastics manufacturer Douglas Stephen Plastics Inc. has been cited for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at its Paterson, N.J., facility and faces penalties of $435,679. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

Ohio Plastics Company Fined $261K for Workplace Safety Hazards

Federal safety regulators have cited a Bellevue, Ohio-based plastics company for multiple safety violations after an inspection found employees exposed to fall, machine, and electrical hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed penalties of …

Tesla Probed by California Agency on Occupational Safety

Tesla Inc. is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, …