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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, …

Pennsylvania Company Fined After Worker’s Fatal Fall into Meat Grinder

Federal officials have fined a Pennsylvania company for violations found after a worker was killed when she fell into a meat grinder earlier this year. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued $49,062 in civil penalties against the Economy Storage …

New Jersey Framing Contractor Cited for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Navy Contractors Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a work site in Lakewood, N.J. The company faces $84,183 in penalties for repeat and serious safety …

Company in Fatal Biker Crash in New Hampshire Has History of Violations

The company that employed a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead has a history of violations including mechanical problems and drug-related infractions. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, is being held without bail in Coos County …

Mississippi Plastics Manufacturer Could Face $159K Fine After Worker Loses Fingers

A federal workplace safety agency is fining a south Mississippi plastics manufacturer after an employee lost four fingers. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that it’s citing Heritage Plastics for violations at its Picayune plant. The agency …

N.J. Congressman Introduces Bill Requiring Rail Safety Probe Notification

A New Jersey congressman has introduced legislation to force federal regulators to notify Congress when a railroad or transit agency is being investigated for safety violations. The bill proposed by Democratic Rep. Albio Sires would require the Federal Railroad Administration …