U.S. Department of Labor News

Two Rhode Island Contractors Face $75K in Penalties for Worksite Cave-In Risks

A federal inspection at a Warwick, Rhode Island, excavation found two area contractors ignoring cave-in risks and placing their workers in serious danger. On July 8, 2021, a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection at …

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 …

Racial Discrimination Alleged at ABM Janitorial Services’ Maryland, Virginia Offices

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an administrative complaint against ABM Janitorial Services after a compliance evaluation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleged systematic racial discrimination against Black and a smaller number of white applicants …

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., …

Court: Minnesota Healthcare Provider Must Pay $483K in Back Wages, Damages

The U.S. Department of Labor reached an agreement in which a Minnesota healthcare provider will pay more than $480,000 to settle wage violation allegations. U.S. District Court Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright on Aug. 5 approved a settlement agreement between the …

3 Houston-Area Denny’s Locations Cited for Wage Violations

Rams Food Inc., the operator of three Denny’s locations in the Houston area, has been cited for wage and overtime violations by U.S. labor officials. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division said an investigation found Rams Food …

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 …

Foodservice Distributor Settles Claims of Discriminatory Hiring at Illinois Facility

The U.S. Department of Labor said US Foods will pay $159,550 in back pay and interest to 114 female and Black job applicants as part of an to resolve alleged hiring discrimination found at its Bensenville, Ill., distribution facility. The …