Category Archives: Electrical

Recall date:  February 18, 2016 Recall number:  16-106 Name of product:  AC Adapter Kits and Plug Adapters Hazard:  The two-prong wall plug adapters for Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea can break and expose the metal portion of the … Continue reading

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Retail chain faces $163K in penalties Federal safety inspectors found a 5-foot high, 15-foot long pile of trash between employees at a Missouri Dollar General store and an emergency exit, one of nine safety violations that put workers at the … Continue reading

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Recall date:  February 02, 2016 Recall number:  16-089 Name of product:  AC Power Cords Hazard:  The power cords can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards. Description:  This recall involves AC power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 … Continue reading

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MP Global Products faces $244K in penalties, placed in Severe Violator Program NORFOLK, Nebraska – A Norfolk flooring materials company tried to hide hazardous machines from federal inspectors and threatened to fire employees who complained about unsafe working conditions during … Continue reading

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Workers exposed to falls, amputations, and electrical hazards Contender Boats Inc., of Homestead, Florida, has been cited by OSHA following a December 2014 inspection as part of the agency’s Site Specific Targeting Program.  OSHA issued the employer ten (10) repeat, … Continue reading

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Steel manufacturer faces $147K in fines BUFFALO, New York – An electric technician at the Republic Steel Corporation steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane in October 2014 when an ungrounded … Continue reading

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Nearly $180K in penalties proposed Homerville, Georgia – OSHA initiated an investigation of the Dupont Yard Inc. facilities in October 2014, after receiving a complaint alleging safety hazards. As a result of the investigation, OSHA issued 14 citations, including eight … Continue reading

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Staffing company fails to train temporary workers in safety procedures CHICAGO – Left unguarded, dangerous machines with moving parts cause hundreds of thousands of workers to suffer finger, hand or foot amputations and other serious injuries each year in the … Continue reading

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Kansas City, Missouri, store receives 11 violations KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A worker alleging the existence of asbestos, mold and hygiene hazards led to an inspection of an Advance Auto Parts store in Kansas City, where OSHA found one repeat … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Hussmann Corp. for 3 willful, 12 serious violations BRIDGETON, Missouri – A 58-year-old maintenance worker was killed after he was pinned between a scrap metal table and a railing at Hussmann Corp.’s Bridgeton facility.  An investigation by OSHA … Continue reading

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