Category Archives: PPE

Proposed Penalties Exceed $100,000 An investigation by OSHA found that Birds Eye Foods Inc. expected employees to work in a 40-degrees-below-zero Fahrenheit freezer without properly insulated personal protective equipment. OSHA also discovered slip, trip and fall hazards on unclean freezer … 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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Prairie Ag Partners cited for 1 willful, 2 repeat, 8 serious violations LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The incident … Continue reading

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more than $188K in proposed fines A Jacksonville, Florida, framing construction company, Justin Construction Co. LLC, has been cited with six safety violations after OSHA inspectors observed employees at three area work sites performing residential construction without using a fall … Continue reading

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OSHA proposes $110,700 in penalties Home Depot USA Inc. has been cited for six safety violations, including two repeat, one willful and three serious, at its home improvement store on North Kimball Avenue in Chicago. The repeat and willful violations … Continue reading

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Nearly $189,000 in penalties proposed Rust-Oleum Corporation, doing business as Synta Inc., was cited by OSHA for 33 serious safety and health violations for exposing full-time and temporary workers to crystalline silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards. OSHA initiated its … Continue reading

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Management repeatedly warned of unsafe conditions GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An employee of R.E. Arnold Construction Inc. was trapped when the wall of an excavation he was working in collapsed around him. The incident occurred as the employee removed dirt from … 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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Penalties total $53,020 Following an inspection in January 2014, Sonic Creations Inc., of Destin, Florida, has been cited by OSHA for three repeat and two serious safety violations for failing to provide workers who were framing houses with required fall … Continue reading

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Proposed penalties of $145,200 issued to Buchman Lumber Co. A complaint investigation found workers at Buchman Lumber Co. LLC were exposed to excessive noise and amputation hazards at the lumber plant located in Springbrook, Wisconsin. OSHA has cited the company … Continue reading

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