Category Archives: Electrical

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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JSW Steel (USA) Inc. cited for 12 violations; $126,000 in fines proposed BAYTOWN, Texas – Employees who perform maintenance work on a metal cutting machine must be trained to safely de-energize the machinery and conduct periodic audits of those procedures, … Continue reading

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DECATUR, Georgia – Plaid Enterprises Inc. was cited by OSHA for six safety violations that involved amputation, electrical, and other safety hazards following an April 2014 inspection at the company’s craft paint production facility located in Decatur. Proposed penalties total … 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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Nearly $235K in penalties proposed Supreme Oil Co.-South was cited for 14 safety and health violations following a March 2014 inspection at the company’s oil production facility Brundidge, Alabama. OSHA initiated the inspection due to a complaint and to complete … Continue reading

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