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Rhode Island Fines, Closes Four Bars Over Alleged COVID Violations

Rhode Island has fined and temporarily shut down four more bars over alleged violations of state rules meant to control the spread of the coronavirus, state health officials said Friday. State inspectors found various violations at the establishments, including remaining …

N.Y. Manufacturer Fined, Citations Upheld for Falsely Claiming Violations Corrected

An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld citations and penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against Timberline Hardwood Floors LLC, a custom hardwood-flooring manufacturer that …

Arkansas Music Festival Cited for Violations of Virus Safety Rules

An Arkansas music festival that attracted thousands of people last weekend was cited by the state for violating coronavirus safety rules after attendees were seen not wearing masks or following social distancing requirements. Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control cited organizers of …

New York Company to Pay $200K in Penalties for Safety Violations

A home and personal care fabric products manufacturer will correct hazards at its five manufacturing facilities in New York and pay $200,000 in penalties to resolve safety violations after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Textron Aviation Cited for 2019 Explosion at Kansas Site

Federal regulators have cited aircraft maker Textron Aviation for a December 2019 explosion that injured 15 workers at its Wichita, Kansas, manufacturing plant. U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Textron had a serious violation when it …

New Jersey Manufacturer Cited for Safety Lapse After Employee Amputation

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited BWay Corp., doing business as Mauser Packaging Solutions, for workplace safety and health hazards after an employee suffered an amputation on Sept. 26, 2019, at the Lawrence …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Massachusetts Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Drain Company Owner

Massachusetts prosecutors asked a judge to sentence a drain company owner to seven to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the collapse and flooding of a trench that killed two workers. Atlantic Drain Service owner Kevin Lee Otto, …