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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 …

Texas Underground Tank Contractor Cited for Excavation Hazards

Federal workplace safety regulators have cited Texas-based UST Systems Inc. for trench safety violations after the company allowed its employees to enter an excavation site in Austin without proper protections or training on the dangers of unsupported soils. UST Systems …

Ohio Manufacturer Cited for Safety Violations, Fined $213K

Federal officials have cited Norwalk, Ohio-based American Excelsior Company for workplace safety hazards and proposed $213,411 in penalties against the company after an employee required hospitalization when he suffered a crushed arm. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Amputation Brings Citations Against Ohio Wood Pallet Maker

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited pallet manufacturer Buckeye Diamond Logistics Inc. — which operates as BDL Supply — for lockout/tagout hazards after an employee suffered an amputation at the Columbus-based company. OSHA …

Indiana Fire Marshal Threatens to Shutter Pallet Factory Over Safety Issues

A northern Indiana fire marshal has threatened to shut down a pallet company because factory conditions pose a threat to worker safety. Michigan City Fire Marshal Kyle Kazmierczak wants to shutter Calumet Pallet’s plant until company officials improve safety conditions, …

3 Companies in Cited in Fatal Oklahoma Rig Explosion Case

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to three companies involved in a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. OSHA announced that it’s fined Patterson-UTI Drilling, Crescent Consulting LLC and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC …

Texas Countertop Maker Faces $318.6K in Fines for Workplace Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Tyler, Texas-based Berry Marble Company Inc. – doing business as U.S. Granite – for exposing employees to machine hazards. The natural stone countertop manufacturer faces $318,687 in …

Contractor Cited in Worker’s Death at Indiana University

Indiana regulators have cited a contractor for serious workplace safety violations found following a worker’s death at an Indiana University construction site. Thirty-five-year-old William M. Brown Jr. of Bloomington died in April when a 10-foot-long limestone slab fell and killed …

Illinois Pallet Maker Fined $216K After Workers Sickened by Carbon Monoxide

Federal safety officials have cited an Illinois pallet manufacturer for exposing employees unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in the workplace. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $216,253. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Cleary …

Regulators Fine Iowa Company over Workplace Safety Violations

An Iowa maker of wind turbine blades has been fined nearly $155,000 for multiple workplace safety violations. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied the fines against TPI Composites for violations at its Newton …