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Missouri Plumbing Contractor Admits to Safety Violations; Will Pay $225K Penalty

Arrow Plumbing LLC has admitted to willfully violating federal safety standards by failing to require and enforce the use of trench boxes or other trench protection techniques at a home construction site in Belton, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Labor’s …

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 …

Limousine Company Operator Arrested Following Deadly New York Crash

Police charged a limousine service operator Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while the man’s lawyer said that he wasn’t guilty and that police were rushing to judgment. Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was …

Limo Service Lawyer Says Violations Fixed Before Fatal New York Crash

The limousine service under scrutiny after a crash that killed 20 people fixed safety violations in its fleet before the tragedy, said a lawyer who suggested the driver was unfamiliar with the rural road. Prestige Limousine has been criticized for …

Phil Murphy Signs Order Calling for New Jersey Transit Audit

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is ordering an audit of the state’s beleaguered transit agency. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the executive order calling for an audit of New Jersey Transit alongside Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Monday at a rail …

Construction Firm Disputes OSHA in Work at New Hampshire Power Plant

A construction company says it will challenge violations and nearly $330,000 in fines proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over possible mercury exposure at Eversource’s Schiller Station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Connecticut-based Manafort Brothers Inc. began mercury and …

Probe Underway Into Fatal Blasts, Fire at New York Cosmetics Factory

State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in New York’s Hudson Valley that killed one employee and injure nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters. The blasts occurred about …

Amazon Fined $28K for Worker Fatality at Indiana Warehouse

Amazon is facing a $28,000 state fine over safety violations from when a worker at a suburban Indianapolis warehouse was killed when a forklift fell on him. The Indiana Department of Labor’s order says Amazon didn’t provide adequate training and …

Feds Shut Down Iowa Trucking Company Tied to Trafficking Deaths

Federal safety regulators have shut down a troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas. Pyle Transportation was placed under an “out-of-service order” by the Federal Motor …

Company in Fatal Queens Bus Crash Has Been Cited for Safety

The tour bus company involved in a crash with a city bus that killed three in New York City has been cited for several safety violations and was involved last year in another deadly collision, according to federal regulators. The …