Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Wisconsin Shipyard Workers Settle Lead Claims for $7.5M

Fraser Shipyards has settled lawsuits involving dozens of workers who were exposed to lead while working on an old freighter in Superior, the company said. Fraser has agreed to pay $7.5 million to more than 60 workers who were exposed …

Vermont Construction Company Investigated After Death of Employee

Federal officials are investigating a Vermont roofing and construction company whose employee died in a fall at a job site in New Hampshire. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Jancewicz & Son …

New Jersey Lumber Company Faces $106K in Penalties for Safety, Health Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DuBell Lumber Company of Medford, N.J., for exposing employees to combustible dust and other hazards. The company faces $106,432 in proposed penalties. OSHA inspectors responded to a …

N.J. Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failure to Correct Prior Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, N.J., facility in May 2018. OSHA …

Ohio Amusement Park Company Fined $142K for Safety Violations

The parent company for Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park has been fined over $140,000 for safety violations. The Blade reports the $142,270 fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stems from an April 11 incident where an employee was …

Explosion at Alabama Chemical Plant Kills 1

One person is dead following an explosion at a chemical plant in north Alabama. Arab Fire Chief Ricky Phillips tells WHNT-TV that a contract worker died in a blast that happened Tuesday at Umicore Specialty Chemicals in Arab. The explosion …

Construction Company Cited in Connecticut for Safety Hazards, Faces $146K in Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, Conn. The company faces $146,554 in proposed penalties. OSHA inspectors …

Officials Say Underground Fire at Pennsylvania Glass Plant May Be Spreading

Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading. Workers say fire was seen shooting up through the ground behind the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East …

3 Companies in Cited in Fatal Oklahoma Rig Explosion Case

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to three companies involved in a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. OSHA announced that it’s fined Patterson-UTI Drilling, Crescent Consulting LLC and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC …

Worker Suffers Severe Electrical Burns on the Job in Connecticut

Fire officials say a worker making repairs to a building in Connecticut has suffered severe electrical burns. Fire Chief Paul Januszewski tells the New Haven Register the man was upgrading the North Haven building’s electrical system Wednesday when he was …