Category Archives: Fall Protection

Wire manufacturer faces $124K in fines SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Copper wire manufacturer Tecnofil Chenango SAC continues to expose workers at its Sherburne manufacturing plant to potential deadly or disabling injuries due to missing or inadequate safeguards for machines used in … Continue reading

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Employer faces $117K in fines CINCINNATI, Ohio – The life of a 53-year-old roofer who died after dropping 40 feet to the ground could have been saved if his employer had provided proper fall protection, the OSHA has found. OSHA … Continue reading

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Leading Cause Of Worker Death, Serious Injury In The Construction Industry The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies recently announced that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the 3rd National Safety … Continue reading

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Cited by Washington State OSHA – Fines in excess of $425,000 The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited The Roof Doctor Inc., of Olympia for six willful violations, each with the maximum penalty of $70,000. The department’s … 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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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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