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OSHA Fines Contractors in Death of Delaware Port Worker

Federal safety regulators have cited two contractors following the death of a worker at Delaware’s port of Wilmington earlier this year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc., along with Industrial Services Group …

Delaware Officials to Update Public on Aftermath of Gas Leak

Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Department of Natural Resources …

OSHA Fines Virginia Shipbuilder More Than $13K for Safety Violation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Newport News Shipbuilding more than $13,000 for a safety violation after investigating the death of an employee. However, the violation was unrelated to the death. The Daily Press of Newport News reports …

Man Dies During Demolition Work at Old Delaware GM Plant

Delaware authorities say a demolition company leader died while supervising work at an old automobile plant. Delaware State Police said the death occurred Friday afternoon at the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, which closed in 2009. Police say its …

Maine Company Whose Worker Died from Roof Fall Faced Safety Fines

The Maine company that employed a roofer who fell to his death has faced several fines lodged by federal safety authorities. The Portland Press Herald reports that Purvis Home Improvements has been ordered to pay over $44,000 in fines since …

Federal Agency Probing Accident That Sickened Amazon Workers in New Jersey

Federal officials will review an accident in which an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals. The Occupational Safety and Health …

New Jersey Construction Firm Cited in Accident That Killed Ex-Boxer

Federal officials have cited a New Jersey firm for a fatal construction accident that killed a former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of more than $151,000 against …

Massachusetts Auto Auction Site Where Five Died Fined $267K

A federal workers’ safety agency is recommending $267,081 in penalties for a Massachusetts auto auction house where five people died when a vehicle suddenly accelerated into a crowd. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, announced it was citing …

Feds Seek $11K Fine for Fire that Closed Pennsylvania Bridge

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration wants to fine a contractor $11,224 for a construction fire that wholly or partially shut down a major Pittsburgh bridge for 24 days. Contractor Joseph B. Fay Co. didn’t immediately comment Wednesday. The …

Company Cited After Worker’s Arm Inflated in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts company where a worker’s arm was inflated in an industrial accident has been cited by federal workplace safety regulators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday says it’s recommending penalties of nearly $300,000 against Shield Packaging in …