Category Archives: Confined Space

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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OSHA along with various State Grain and Feed Associations and Grain Handling Safety Coalitions are working together to promote safe practices Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get … Continue reading

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New York wood shavings manufacturer fined for combustible dust, confined space, chemical, mechanical, electrical hazards OSHA cited RWS Manufacturing Inc. for a total of 28 alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its Queensbury … Continue reading

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Exit route allegedly blocked during emergency Brite Services Inc., doing business as Star Laundry, has been cited by OSHA for 39 serious safety and health violations found at its commercial laundry facility in Paterson, New Jersey. Inspectors were prompted by … Continue reading

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OSHA cites three companies at Texas work site OSHA has cited Watco Mechanical Services, Jordan General Contractors, Inc., and JP Electric after a combustible dust flash fire claimed the lives of two workers at a worksite in Hockley, Texas. Proposed … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Pandrol USA in Bridgeport, NJ,  for willful and serious violations, proposes $283,500 in penalties Pandrol USA LP, a rail fastening system manufacturer, has received 25 safety and health violations – including three willful – at the company’s Bridgeport … Continue reading

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