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Roofing Contractors Face $336K in Penalties for Safety Failures, Worker Death

A workplace safety investigation into the June death in Neville Island, Pennsylvania, of a 19-year-old roofing worker found two commercial contractors willfully failed to use fall protection systems that might have saved his life. Instead, the worker fell 30 feet …

New York Contractor Faces $244K in Penalties for Exposing Workers to Fall Risks

Three federal safety inspections at a Suffern, New York, condominium complex confirmed a Rockland County roofing contractor repeatedly exposed residential roof workers to potentially deadly falls from heights of 18 to 20 feet. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety …

New York Contractor Faces $374K in Penalties After Fatal Worker Fall

A federal workplace safety investigation has found a Queens, New York, construction contractor failed to provide and ensure the use of effective fall protection safeguards that would have prevented the death of a worker who fell about 60 feet from …

Connecticut Aircraft Parts Manufacturer Cited for Workplace Safety Violations

A Connecticut aircraft parts manufacturer did not take required steps to identify potential exposures and protect employees from hexavalent chromium and cadmium – both known carcinogens – at its Bloomfield facility, a U.S. Department of Labor workplace safety inspection found. …

New York Foundry to Pay $276K for Safety, Health Hazards Following Inspection

A Syracuse, New York, iron foundry cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for dozens of health and safety violations has agreed to correct 60 cited hazards, implement enhanced corrective measures and pay $276,189 …

Massachusetts Contractor Faces $1.3M in Penalties After Workers Die at Dig Site

At a Boston sewer repair worksite in February, Jordy Alexander Castaneda Romero and Juan Carlos Figueroa Gutierrez died after a dump truck struck and pushed them into a nine-foot deep trench. For their employer, Atlantic Coast Utilities LLC/Advanced Utilities Inc., …

OSHA Proposes $1.3M in Penalties Over Massachusetts Worker Deaths

Federal workplace safety regulators on Wednesday proposed $1.3 million in penalties for the construction company that employed two men who died when they were struck by a dump truck and pushed into a 9-foot deep trench at a sewer project …

Texas Takes 1.6K Commercial Vehicles Off the Road After International Roadcheck

Texas public safety officials said on Aug. 18 that an inspection of 6,288 commercial motor vehicles in the state resulted in more than 1,000 citations, over 18,500 warnings and more than 1,600 vehicles taken out of service for safety violations. …

Pennsylvania USPS Facility Fined More Than $230K for Workplace Safety Violations

A federal workplace safety inspection of a U.S. Postal Service location in Pennsylvania found employees exposed to potentially serious and fatal injuries in the event of an emergency. Responding to a complaint, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Penn. Manufacturing Company, Owner Sued for Firing Worker Over Safety Concerns

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against a Pennsylvania paper products manufacturing company and its owner after they fired a worker for raising safety concerns and asking several times for safety gloves to operate a shredder and baler. …