Category Archives: Machine Safety

OSHA proposes more than $102K in fines JACK, Alabama – Wayne Farms LLC, which makes products under brand names Dutch Quality House and Platinum Harvest, has been cited for exposing workers to dangerous machinery, fall and musculoskeletal disorder hazards. OSHA … Continue reading

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Proposed fines of $89,500 for steel foundry COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus Castings worker suffered a broken back, a collapsed lung, and partial paralysis of his left leg after becoming pinned in a machine at the steel foundry in April … 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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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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