Category Archives: Machine Safety

Mezger Enterprises Ltd. cited for 27 violations with fines totaling $234,900 AUSTIN, Texas – Cut limestone manufacturer Mezger Enterprises Ltd. has been cited by OSHA for 27 safety and health violations, including two willful. The company exposed workers to unguarded … Continue reading

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Nationwide ice maker faces $274,700 in fines for repeat, serious hazards NEW YORK – Inadequate safeguards to protect workers against potential ammonia releases at its Brooklyn, N.Y., ice plant have resulted in $264,700 in fines for Arctic Glacier U.S.A., Inc., … 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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$816,500 in Proposed Fines SIDNEY, Ohio — After providing false documentation and making false representations claiming that previously cited hazards related to hydraulic presses had been corrected, Formed Fiber Technologies LLC has been issued 14 safety citations, including willful and … Continue reading

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Fresh From Texas Inc. and iWorks Personnel Inc. fined a total of $135,200 Fresh From Texas Inc., a fresh fruit and vegetable processor for H-E-B Grocery stores and fast-food markets, and staffing agency iWorks Personnel Inc. have been cited for … Continue reading

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Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. fined nearly $60K After a follow-up inspection that began in December 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. for failing to correct previously cited serious safety … Continue reading

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Acadian Fine Foods cited for 16 serious and repeat violations; fined $121,660 OSHA cited Acadian Fine Foods, LLC for 16 violations, including one willful, one repeat, and 14 serious, following a referral inspection that began in December 2013 at the … Continue reading

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Amazon temp worker caught in between/crushed Temporary worker Ronald Smith died from injuries sustained after he was caught in between a conveyor system and crushed while performing sorting operations at an Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, New Jersey. Following an … Continue reading

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Company fined $101,200, placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program GENEVA, Neb. – Bioiberica Nebraska has been cited for ten safety and health violations (including three willful) for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts during service and maintenance. OSHA … Continue reading

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Tanner Timber Services faces $91,300 in proposed penalties Tanner Timber Services LLC was cited with five violations, including one willful, by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to protect workers from hazardous, unguarded machines. … Continue reading

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