Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

2 Construction Workers Killed in Mississippi Trench Collapse

Rocks crushed two workers to death in a trench collapse at the site of town homes under construction in Mississippi. The workers were in the trench laying pipe for sewer lines when it collapsed Tuesday morning, Starkville Fire Chief Charles …

Construction Company Owner Pleads Guilty After Lying During OSHA Investigation

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the owner of a Somerset County, N.J., construction company has pleaded guilty to one count of felony perjury brought by the U.S. Attorney for the …

Lawsuit Over Worker Safety at Smithfield’s Missouri Pork Plant Dismissed

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a worker advocacy group’s lawsuit accusing Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork processor, of failing to adequately protect employees from the novel coronavirus at a plant in Missouri. Smithfield is already taking many …

New Jersey Food Manufacturer Faces $77K in Penalties After Worker Injury

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited D.O. Productions LLC for lockout/tagout violations after unguarded machinery caused severe hand injuries to an employee at the frozen food manufacturer’s Lodi, N.J., facility. The company faces …

OSHA Cites Two Construction Companies After Employee’s Fatal Fall in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited CLF Construction Inc. and Toll Brothers Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards after a CLF employee suffered fatal injuries in a fall at a worksite in …

Dollar Tree Stores Faces $523K in Penalties for Safety Violations in Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for exit, storage and fire hazards at a store in Boston, Mass. The national discount retailer faces $523,745 in penalties. Responding to a …

Virginia Shipbuilder Faces $162K in Fines Over Worker Death

A Virginia shipbuilding company could be fined nearly $162,000 over the death of a supervisor who fell while working aboard a vessel, according to online records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The federal agency has cited Newport News …

Georgia Charcoal Company Cited, Fined $339.7K for Safety Hazards at Missouri Plants

Federal officials have cited a Georgia-based charcoal manufacturer for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at two Missouri plants. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is recommending fines of $339,702 against Royal Oak Enterprises, based in Roswell, Georgia, for …

New Jersey Mall Worker Seriously Injured in 30-Foot Fall from Roof

Authorities say a worker at a New Jersey mall was seriously injured in a 30-foot fall from the roof over the weekend. Roxbury police were dispatched to the Ledgewood Mall shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday after the man, a demolition-construction …

N.H. Stone Products Manufacturer Cited for Hazards Following Employee Fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Quartz and Stone Creations of New Hampshire LLC for crushing and other hazards following an employee fatality on July 19, 2019. OSHA cited the Northwood, N.H., stone …