Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

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 …

Penn. Company Fined More Than $280K for Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Cleveland Brothers Inc. – doing business as CB HYMAC – for exposing workers to hexavalent chromium fumes and other safety hazards at the company’s shop in Camp …

Ohio Grain Handling Company Fined $292K After Employee Deaths

A federal agency fined an Ohio-based grain handling company over alleged safety violations that led to the deaths of two employees last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined The Andersons Inc. nearly $292,000 for grain handling, and walking …

OSHA Reaches Settlement with Meat Supplier Following Safety Violations in N.J.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reached a settlement with Thomas Foods International after issuing citations for workplace safety and health violations at the company’s meat processing facility in Swedesboro, N.J. As part of …

Wisconsin Worker Dies After Becoming Trapped in Machinery at Sub-Zero

A worker at Sub-Zero in Fitchburg died after becoming trapped in machinery, police said. Emergency crews were called to the company Friday night about someone who was not breathing and had no pulse, Fitchburg police Sgt. Andrew McCarthy said. The …

Railcar Service Company Faces $551K in Penalties After Worker Death in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dana Railcare, based in Wilmington, Del., for confined space hazards after an employee fatality in Pittston, Penn. The railcar service provider faces $551,226 in proposed penalties. An …

One Worker Killed, One Hurt in Fall from Bucket Truck in Massachusetts

Authorities say one worker was killed and another seriously hurt when they fell from the bucket of a lift truck while working on a Massachusetts bridge. State police say the workers fell onto a barge at about 10 a.m. Wednesday …