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Oklahoma Manufacturer Cited, Fined $187K for Serious Workplace Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited HE&M Inc., a Pryor, Oklahoma-based metalworking band saw manufacturer, for exposing employees to fall, machine guarding, struck-by, and electrical hazards. HE&M faces penalties totaling $187,533. OSHA initiated …

Ohio Amusement Park Company Fined $142K for Safety Violations

The parent company for Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park has been fined over $140,000 for safety violations. The Blade reports the $142,270 fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stems from an April 11 incident where an employee was …

Ohio Manufacturer Faces $331K in Fines for Excessive Noise, Other Workplace Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Polystar Inc. – doing business as Polystar Containment – for exposing employees to excessive noise after 12 employees’ audiograms indicated mild to moderate hearing loss at its …

Safety Violations at Ohio Glass Facility Rack Up $227K in Fines

Workers began making multiple complaints of unsafe working conditions at the Fuyao Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine, Ohio, not long after it opened in October 2015, leading to eight separate federal inspections and $226,937 in proposed penalties for the …

Arkansas Company Fined Nearly $125K for Repeat Workplace Hazards

Federal safety officials have cited Bekaert Corp. in Van Buren, Arkansas, after an employee suffered an amputation while trying to untangle moving wire at an Arkansas facility that manipulates and coats steel products. An inspection by Occupational Safety and Health …

New York to Provide $5M in Grants to Prevent Workplace Injuries

New York state is providing $5 million in grants to improve safety conditions in low-wage industries. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the program Saturday after participating in a Labor Day parade in New York City. The Democratic governor says the grants …

Houston Tortilla Factory Fined Nearly $107K for Workplace Hazards

Federal safety officials have proposed penalties of $106,700 against a Houston tortilla factory over unsafe conditions at the company’s workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an investigation at the Houston Heights location of La …

North Dakota Company Faces $104K in Penalties for April Worker Injury

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a LaMoure, N.D., company for an incident that injured a worker. OSHA says a worker at the Larson Grain Co.’s facility in Fredonia suffered multiple cuts in an April incident involving an …

Texas Companies Fined $120K for Safety Violations, Workplace Hazards

Unsafe working conditions have landed combined fines of more than $120,000 for two companies operating in the Texas oil and gas sector. Exterran Energy Solutions LP and South Texas Specialty Welders LLC were cited by federal safety regulators for violations …

2 North Texas-Area Facilities Fined by Federal Safety Regulators

Federal safety regulators have fined two different companies over safety violation in facilities located in North Texas. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined steel fabricator, K-T Galvanizing Company Inc., $53,200 for 13 serious violations found in its facility …