Category Archives: OSHA Inspections

Plumber died after passing car struck him PHILADELPHIA – Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia’s 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber working to repair an underground leak on … Continue reading

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Retailer faces $88k in fines for repeated hazard TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Responding to complaints, OSHA inspectors found access to emergency exits at two New Rochelle CVS stores blocked by merchandise, boxes and other objects. As a result, OSHA is citing … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles OSHA has not increased their civil penalties for OSHA citations since 1990, but not for lack of trying.  However, hidden within the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 signed by President Obama in November 2015 is a provision … Continue reading

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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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Company also issued hazard letter for exposing workers to infectious bacteria Case Farms Processing Inc. at 1818 County Road 160, Winesburg, Ohio was cited on Feb. 9, 2016 by OSHA’s Columbus area office for two repeat and one other-than-serious safety … Continue reading

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Company identified as ‘Severe Violator’ OSHA began a programmed-targeted inspection of Rich Products Corp., located in Brownsville, Texas under the agency’s Process Safety Management Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program to reduce or eliminate the release of highly hazardous chemicals. … Continue reading

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Worker fatally injured in fireworks explosion OSHA initiated an inspection of the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Inc. in July 2015 following a fireworks explosion at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas in which 21-year-old worker was fatally injured … Continue reading

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Employee has two toes amputated following rollover OSHA issued citations for two willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations to SNS Lawn & Landscape Services Inc., doing business as The Ground Guys, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Proposed penalties … Continue reading

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Reser’s Fine Foods, a food processing facility in Topeka, Kansas was cited for 13 serious violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company, after receiving a complaint about an ammonia leak. Ammonia is used in the refrigeration process in food … Continue reading

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