Category Archives: Confined Space

OSHA cites Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc. after worker dies while cleaning oil residue inside rail car at Mounds, Illinois, facility MOUNDS, Ill. – A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found that Environmental Remediation and … Continue reading

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OSHA proposes fines of $133,900 OMAHA, Nebraska – A worker at Watco Investments LLC reported suffering from respiratory inflammation after performing welding work inside a rail car in Omaha. The company, operating as Watco Companies Inc., has been cited by … Continue reading

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Prairie Ag Partners cited for 1 willful, 2 repeat, 8 serious violations LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The incident … Continue reading

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Proposed penalty of $181,000 OSHA investigated the safety and health practices of American Plant Food Corp.’s Bartlett (Texas) facility after a worker’s leg became entangled in an auger in November 2013. Citations were issued for 12 violations and proposed penalties … Continue reading

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$211,000 in proposed penalties OSHA has cited Cenex Harvest States Inc. for 19 violations of workplace safety and health standards, including 14 serious, three repeat and two other-than-serious violations, at grain-handling facilities in Montana. The company faces $211,000 in proposed … Continue reading

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OSHA follow-up inspection finds 11 workplace violations at previously cited US Minerals LLC in Harvey, La. HARVEY, La. – The U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited U.S. Minerals LLC with 11 safety and health … Continue reading

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15 willful, 1 repeat, 8 serious Republic Steel has been cited by OSHA for 24 safety violations carrying fines of $1,138,500. Fifteen willful violations of OSHA’s fall protection standards were found at the company’s steel manufacturing plant in Canton, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Agreement resolves OSHA citations at Rochester, N.Y., store following 2011 inspections WASHINGTON – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to improve safety and health conditions in all 2,857 Wal-Mart and … Continue reading

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Worker dies when struck by truck at grain handling facility Farmers Cooperative Co. has been cited for nine serious safety violations after a worker was fatally injured January 29, 2013. The worker was struck by a truck that was backing … Continue reading

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Company receives 33 violations after investigations at Assumption Illinois plant; violations include failing to train workers in grain-handling safety Great Western Products Co. has been cited for 33 safety and health violations, including three repeat and 24 serious violations. The … Continue reading

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