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Tennessee Plumbing Company Hit with Penalties for Labor Violations

A Tennessee plumbing company has been ordered to pay back wages, damages and civil penalties for violating federal requirements related to overtime, record keeping and child labor laws, the U.S. Department of Labor said. The department said Tim Jurisin Plumbing …

Delaware Chemical Manufacturer Fined $262K for Exposing Workers to Toxic Gas

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Croda Inc. after a chemical release at the New Castle, Del., manufacturing plant exposed workers to ethylene oxide. The company faces $262,548 in penalties. OSHA initiated an inspection …

New Jersey Lumber Company Faces $106K in Penalties for Safety, Health Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DuBell Lumber Company of Medford, N.J., for exposing employees to combustible dust and other hazards. The company faces $106,432 in proposed penalties. OSHA inspectors responded to a …

N.J. Manufacturer Faces More Than $435K in Penalties for Workplace Safety Failures

New Jersey plastics manufacturer Douglas Stephen Plastics Inc. has been cited for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at its Paterson, N.J., facility and faces penalties of $435,679. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

Massachusetts Auto Auction Where Five Died Assessed $200K in Penalties

Federal workplace safety regulators say a Massachusetts auto auction where five people died when a vehicle careened into a crowd last May has agreed to pay $200,000 in penalties. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced …