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Company Cited, Fined $341K After Fatality at Texas Tire Retreading Facility

A Mississippi company faces more than $341,000 in penalties for failing to protect employees from serious safety hazards, a practice that led to a worker’s death at a plant in Texas, federal safety officials say. The U.S. Department of Labor’s …

Nebraska Family Dollar Store Faces $302K in Fines for Workplace Hazards

Federal workplace safety officials have proposed $302,147 in penalties against a Family Dollar Store in Omaha, Nebraska. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited national discount retailer for safety violations after the company allowed …

Texas Rubber Company Faces $530K in Penalties for Safety Violations

Federal safety officials have levied more than a half a million dollars in penalties against a Texas rubber products company for multiple workplace safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Custom Rubber Products …

USPS Fined Nearly $185K Over Safety Issues at Iowa Post Office

Federal safety officials have proposed nearly $185,000 in penalties against the U.S. Postal Service, alleging exits were blocked at the Ankeny, Iowa, post office. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the office was inspected after the National Association of …

Kansas’ Spirit Aerosystems Faces $193.2K in Penalties for Carcinogen Exposure

Spirit Aerosystems Inc. – based in Wichita, Kansas – has been cited for exposing employees to carcinogen hazards and faces penalties of $193,218 for two repeated and four serious violations, federal safety officials say. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational …

Iowa Court: No Claim for Workers’ Comp Insurer’s Failure to Inspect Workplace

Iowa’s high court has ruled in favor of a workers’ compensation insurer in a case in which a group of employees and former employees of a manufacturing plant alleged that the insurer failed to protect workers from injury when it …

Texas Meat Packing Plant Faces $615.6K in Penalties for Safety Violations

A meat packing plant in San Angelo, Texas, has been cited for exposing workers to highly hazardous chemicals and faces more than $615,000 in penalties. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited 7 S Packing …

Iowa Wind Turbine Maker Settles with State Over Safety Violations

A Newton, Iowa, company that builds wind turbine blades has settled with state regulators following an investigation into workplace safety violations. TPI Composites agreed last month to pay the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration a total of $100,000 in …

Texas Canned Food Company Faces $194K in OSHA Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Bruce Foods Corp. – a Mexican food manufacturer based in El Paso, Texas – after an employee suffered an amputation. The company now faces $194,350 in fines. …

Wisconsin Shipyard Workers Settle Lead Claims for $7.5M

Fraser Shipyards has settled lawsuits involving dozens of workers who were exposed to lead while working on an old freighter in Superior, the company said. Fraser has agreed to pay $7.5 million to more than 60 workers who were exposed …