U.S. Department of Labor News

Mass. Contractor Faces $311K in Penalties for Exposing Workers to Safety Hazards

Northeast Framing Inc., a contractor based in Lunenberg, Mass., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East …

OSHA Fines Florida Farm Over Worker’s Death by Lightning

Officials say the farm that employed a Florida woman fatally struck by lightning has been cited for failing to protect workers. A U.S. Department of Labor news release says Occupational Health and Safety Administration inspectors determined that C.W. Hendrix Farms …

N.J. Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failure to Correct Prior Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, N.J., facility in May 2018. OSHA …

Construction Company Cited in Connecticut for Safety Hazards, Faces $146K in Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, Conn. The company faces $146,554 in proposed penalties. OSHA inspectors …

Federal Agency Issues Citations to Massachusetts Quarry Blasting Company

The federal government has cited a Massachusetts blasting company for its role in a Rhode Island quarry blast that injured two workers and damaged nearby buildings. The Mine Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, …

N.J. Roofing Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Could Face $221K in Fines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited roofing contractor John Prevete Framing LLC for exposing employees to safety hazards while performing residential demolition work at a Passaic County, N.J., site. OSHA proposed $221,343 in …

California Car Wash Mogul Nailed for Cheating Hundreds of Workers Out Of Wages

The owner of some 100 local car washes and gas stations in Southern California has been charged with failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to some 700 workers. The Orange County Register reported prosecutors say Vahid David Delrahim and …

West Virginia Nursing Home Owes $124K in Back Pay to 500 Workers

A West Virginia nursing home and rehabilitation company has agreed to pay nearly $124,000 in back wages and damages to about 500 workers to resolve allegations that it violated overtime rules. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the settlement Thursday …

Judge Orders Georgia Vidalia Onion Farmer to Pay $1.4M in Overtime Suit

One of the largest producers of Georgia’s famous Vidalia onions must pay $1.4 million in damages and unpaid overtime owed to hundreds of workers, a federal judge ruled. A U.S. District Court judge found that Bland Farms Production and Packing …

Mass. Behavioral Health Facility Faces $207K in Fines for OSHA Violations

A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, 2017, OSHA issued UHS of Westwood Pembroke …