Category Archives: Fall Protection

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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Sentenced to 3 years’ probation, community service On April 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice charged Marcus Borden, a steel and roofing contractor, with making false statements and lying to OSHA inspectors regarding an incident investigation at one of … Continue reading

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Case Farms Processing ignores dangers, cited with 55 violations WINESBURG, Ohio — For employees at a leading supplier of chicken to national fast food and supermarket brands, the dangers of amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls are all in a day’s … Continue reading

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Potential 25-Year Prison Sentence, $1.5 Million in Fines In a press release issued by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylavania, James J. McCullagh, 60, of Meadowbrook, was charged by indictment in connection with the … Continue reading

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Workplace falls kill an average of six Kentuckians each year, seriously injure 4,000   FRANKFORT, Kentucky – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is designed to raise awareness among employers … Continue reading

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Michigan Shipyard receives $243K in fines, 18 safety violations ESCANABA, Michigan – Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while operating press brakes, which cut large metal pieces weighing up to 450 tons, because safety mechanisms were not … Continue reading

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Truck Terminal Faces $145,420 in Penalties HILLSIDE, Illinois – Central Transport LLC has been cited for 16 violations, including five repeat, one willful and two serious, at its trucking terminal in Hillside, Illinois. An OSHA inspection found repeat and willful … Continue reading

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A+ Roofing cited 5 prior times, faces $61,600 in fines CONCORD, New Hampshire – Employees of Ken Stanley, doing business as A+ Roofing, were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 25 feet at a job site due to … Continue reading

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JC Stucco and Stone Inc. facing $235,700 in proposed penalties Masonry contractor JC Stucco and Stone Inc. has been cited for three willful and three repeat safety violations. OSHA’s March 2014 inspection was initiated in response to a referral by … Continue reading

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Vallourec Star fined $94,000 for 22 serious violations YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After receiving information that a worker had suffered severe injuries after being crushed between two machines, OSHA has cited Vallourec Star for 22 serious safety violations. The machine operator … Continue reading

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