OSHA News Releases – Enforcement

May 2022

  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - CORRECTED: US Department of Labor finds Breckenridge contractor willfully exposed workers to trench hazards after fatal cave-in
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Grand jury indicts Didion Milling Inc., six managers on nine counts related to five deaths, numerous serious injuries in 2017 Cambria corn mill explosion
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Continental Tire plant for multiple safety violations after 3 workers suffer severe injuries on consecutive days
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Serial violator: South Dakota contractor faces serious and willful citations following 2 separate inspections for workers in unprotected trenches
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites oil company after 3 workers suffer severe injuries in North Dakota well explosion
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 Georgia construction contractors after Yellow River bridge collapse takes worker’s life
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor issues willful citations to Edmond asphalt, concrete paving contractor after investigation into 18-year-old worker’s fatal injury
  • - OSHA News Brief - OSHA proposes $793K in fines for Philadelphia roofing contractor who exposed workers to fall hazards at 5 southern New Jersey locations
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Worker suffers arm amputation from brick crushing machine with previously identified defect, employer failed to repair deficiency

April 2022

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds St. Louis recycling facility exposed workers to fall, machine hazards, places company in Severe Violator Program
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor calls on Amazon to improve severe weather emergency procedures following warehouse collapse
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Hearthside Food Solutions violates federal safety procedures for 20th time in 5 years
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect Wisconsin workers from machine hazards in food processing plants
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor workplace fatality investigation finds contractor sent 2 workers back into Austin trench after partial collapse
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor emphasis program seeks to identify, reduce silica dust hazards in Denver’s cut stone, stone products industry
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Illinois contractor exposed roofing workers to deadly fall hazards twice in 10 days at separate job sites
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Clearwater construction contractor after fatal incident on the Pinellas Gateway Express project
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor places El Paso metal fabricator in Severe Violator Program after 10th incident in 5 years
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites roofing and siding contractor for willfully exposing employees to fall hazards at Hampden, Maine worksite
  • - OSHA National News Release - Secretary Walsh joins Vice President Kamala Harris to announce first ever national emphasis program to protect workers from indoor and outdoor heat hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - El Secretario Walsh y la Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris anuncian el primer programa nacional de énfasis que protege a los trabajadores de los peligros de calor en interiores y exteriores
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Wisconsin manufacturer after machine seriously injures worker
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $796K in fines for Missouri contractor who continued to expose workers to cave-in hazards in unprotected trench
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA initiates enforcement program to identify employers failing to submit injury, illness data

March 2022

  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor proposes $198K in penalties to Grand Junction foundation repair company for willful, serious trenching safety violations
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor issues $139K in penalties to address workplace safety deficiencies after six workers injured in flash fire
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Pensacola custom cabinetmaker again after inspectors find workers exposed to fire risks
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor issues $167K in penalties to address workplace safety deficiencies after 29-year-old worker’s electrocution at Clinton TVA
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts manufacturer for safety violations after hot liquid plastic burns worker
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues New York ophthalmologist, practice for firing employee who reported COVID-19 hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Rhode Island concrete supplier for serious safety, health violations following worker fatality
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor cites Pennsylvania hot tub manufacturer for continuing to expose workers to dangerous chemicals
  • - OSHA News Brief - Pennsylvania plastic recycler faces $88K in fines for exposing workers to combustible dust hazards following US Department of Labor inspection
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of amputation injury finds serious, repeat violations at Greensboro US Postal Service facility
  • - OSHA National News Release - Federal judge orders Juan Quevedo-Garcia, one of New Jersey’s most flagrant OSHA violators, to pay $2M in penalties
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Appleton contractor – twice in 6 months – for exposing roofing workers to deadly fall hazards, as penalties mount
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Preventable tragedy: US Department of Labor investigation of zip-line worker’s fatal fall finds workplace safety failures
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites North Carolina electrical construction company after two 19-year-old apprentices fatally electrocuted in Adger
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor announces enforcement, effort for focused inspections in hospitals, nursing care facilities treating COVID-19 patients
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect Midwest workers from dangers of hazardous noise levels, including permanent loss
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds pipelayer exposed to potential trench collapse on residential construction site in Batavia, Ohio
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds West Virginia brick manufacturer exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards at Martinsburg plant

February 2022

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Long Island contractor for 9 willful safety violations following employee’s fatal fall
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Ohio contractor for exposing roofers to deadly fall hazards for 6th time since 2018
  • - OSHA National News Release - Discounting Safety: Alabama, Georgia inspections show Dollar General continues to ignore workplace safety, putting employees’ safety at risk
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites employer – involved in 2021 double fatality in downtown Boston – for new trench violations at East Boston worksite
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation into worker’s fatal fall finds Henderson sawmill, pallet manufacturer exposed workers to willful, serious hazards
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor investigation finds methylene chloride, other workplace hazards at Bergen County manufacturing facility

January 2022

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Pomp’s Tire Service after Abbotsford worker suffers fatal trauma while attempting to mount tire on rim
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $145K in fines after worker suffers fatal injury at Chicago-area pizza manufacturer
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Florida company after worker clearing brush dies as temperatures neared 100 degrees in national forest
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Watertown, Connecticut, manufacturer for 48 safety, health violations following employee’s death
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Montefiore Medical Center for inadequate workplace violence safeguards for employees
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Ohio auto-parts supplier after employee dies, several hospitalized following coronavirus exposure at Sanoh America
  • - OSHA National News Release - Statement from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Supreme Court ruling on OSHA emergency temporary standard on vaccination, testing
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor announces annual adjustments to OSHA civil penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds federal helium enrichment unit failed to follow safe chemical handling procedures in Amarillo, Texas
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Idaho utility contractor put workers at risk by failing to provide lifesaving training on excavation hazards
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor reminds specific employers to submit required 2021 injury, illness data by March 2, 2022
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites chemical company after two workers die, one sickened following exposure to respiratory hazards
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor secures $1M settlement with New Jersey aluminum foundry to resolve long-standing worker safety, health violations

December 2021

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases video highlighting 50 years of protecting America’s workers, ensuring safer workplaces
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Contractor faces possible incarceration for failing to abide by court’s orders after willfully, repeatedly subjecting roofing workers to serious safety hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites two contractors after 25-foot fall fatally injures one carpenter, seriously injures another at Bradenton Beach project
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Federal court orders care facility employers to pay attorneys’ fee to US Department of Labor after failing to comply with OSHA subpoena
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Leawood contractor continues to expose workers to asbestos, other hazards at historic Kansas City site
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $204K in fines after worker suffers amputation at Arkansas wood flooring plant
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites global spice importer after worker suffers partial finger amputation at Jackson facility, levies $146K in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - History of violations: Dollar General continues to put workers at risk; company faces $321K in penalties after recent Alabama inspection
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Queens contractor failed to provide lifesaving fall protection, training to employees at Brooklyn worksite, US Department of Labor finds
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites St. Croix refinery for failing to protect workers from hazardous chemicals following flaring incidents
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites one of the nation’s largest pork processors for exposing workers to repetitive motion injuries, placing essential workers at risk
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites New York roofing contractor for exposing workers to falls – industry’s leading cause of death

November 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Milledgeville grocer exposed workers to risk of coronavirus, amputation hazards, US Department of Labor inspection finds
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites two Rhode Island contractors for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at Warwick sewer line excavation
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds North Georgia contractor bypassed safety requirements in investigation of 24-year-old worker’s death in Dawsonville
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Largest US pork processor agrees to develop, implement infectious disease preparedness plan, health training for workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Sunpro Solar’s owner cited again for exposing workers to fall hazards after investigation at Naples work site; faces $160K in penalties
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Connecticut aircraft parts manufacturer for failing to protect employees from toxic substance exposures
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Amid national increase, US Department of Labor urges Midwest employers to emphasize electrical safety after 4 workplace deaths in Missouri, Kansas
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $200K in fines after 2 workers suffer injuries in separate incidents at northern Wisconsin foundry

October 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Mississippi concrete products manufacturer, distributor ignored safety measures in Drummonds
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Midwest trailer sales company failed to ensure workers followed measures to prevent COVID-19 spread
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Investigation of deadly trench collapse finds Colorado company exposed workers to excavation hazards in Johnstown
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $38K in fines for Illinois healthcare facility where workers were not fully protected from coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of employee injury finds Temple, Texas furniture manufacturer repeatedly exposed workers to amputation hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - OSHA launches initiative to protect Midwest workers from occupational exposure to hazardous substances, other health hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Syracuse iron foundry agrees to correct serious hazards, implement enhanced safeguards following US Department of Labor inspection, litigation
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Investigation into worker’s severe arm injury finds Cusseta auto parts manufacturer, supplier willfully ignored safety precautions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Contractor faces 2 serious citations after US Department of Labor finds safety failures led to welder’s death at Bonner Bridge demolition project
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $83K in fines to healthcare facility for failing to protect workers from coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - For the 6th time in 7 years, federal inspectors find Illinois contractor putting construction workers at risk of industry’s deadliest hazard
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of crane collapse, double fatality on Interstate 10 finds Lufkin company failed to assemble crane properly
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Ohio paint manufacturer for workplace safety failures following explosion that killed one, injured 8 workers
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites insurance agency for exposing workers to coronavirus at Denver location where employee died with COVID-19
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $300K in fines after inspection finds workers endangered at Missouri nutrition production plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $136K in fines after worker at Tootsie Roll manufacturing plant suffers amputation injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Valmont Coatings for exposing workers to crushing, other safety hazards after investigation into employee’s death