Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

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, …

Massachusetts Auto Auction Where Five Died Assessed $200K in Penalties

Federal workplace safety regulators say a Massachusetts auto auction where five people died when a vehicle careened into a crowd last May has agreed to pay $200,000 in penalties. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced …

Worker at Boston-Area Casino Construction Site Dies

A worker helping build the Boston area’s new casino has died. A spokesman for Wynn Boston Harbor said in a statement that the 56-year-old male worker died operating an excavator on site. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office says the man …

Worker Dies in Massachusetts Furnace Equipment Supplier Explosion

An explosion at a Massachusetts manufacturing facility has killed one worker and injured another. Officials say the man was an employee at Advanced Vacuum Systems in Ayer, about 40 miles northwest of Boston. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office says its …

Forklift Operator Dies at Ohio Plant; Federal Safety Agency Investigating

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a forklift operator crushed between the machine and a 1-ton pallet of glass at an Ohio plant previously cited for safety violations. The Dayton Daily News reports officials from …

Family Sues Companies Over 2016 Sioux Falls Building Collapse

The family of a man who died in a 2016 Sioux Falls, S.D., building collapse has filed two lawsuits alleging the developer and construction company were responsible for the tragedy. Construction worker Ethan McMahon died Dec. 2, 2016, in the …