OSHA News Releases – Enforcement

May 2024

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Zwanenberg Food Group agrees to pay $1.7M in federal penalties, invest $1.9M in safety improvements at Cincinnati facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor alleges subcontractor knowingly exposed employees to asbestos hazards during former Waukegan hospital demolition
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Watertown contractor did not provide required safeguards to prevent employee fatality in Brighton
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation into worker’s serious injuries finds healthcare facility’s operator again failed to protect employees from patient violence
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor takes critical step in heat safety rulemaking, continues heightened enforcement efforts, focuses on dangers to agricultural workers
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Settlement affirms willful OSHA violations, $215K penalties, against contractors for fall hazards at multiple New Jersey work sites
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites goods transport provider after truck strikes grain yard manager, weeks after federal inspectors warn of hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - St. Louis contractor faces $258K in fines after exposing roofing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards 5 times in 7 weeks at Wentzville worksites
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites Midwest bread products supplier after worker suffers disabling injury at Sun Prairie facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Chicago-area medical glass manufacturer again ignoring machine safety procedures, issues repeat violations
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation of Boston window cleaner’s 29-story fall finds employer again failed to inspect, replace protective equipment
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation into visiting nurse’s death finds home care agency failed to protect workers against workplace violence
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds prominent South Carolina shipyard ignored federal measures that could have prevented 41-year-old worker’s fatal fall
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Georgia construction contractor could have prevented 31-year-old worker’s fatal fall in Arcadia

April 2024

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor again cites Hanover Foods for exposing workers to dozens of safety, health hazards; proposes $761K in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 Florida construction contractors after finding lack of crane safety protocols led to 37-year-old employee’s fatal injuries
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Tamuning contractor faces $1M in penalties after federal inspectors find employees again exposed to potentially fatal trench hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds employee fatally injured after manufacturer failed to protect her from caught-between, struck-by hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites South Florida contractor for lack of heat illness prevention program after heatstroke claims 26-year-old worker’s life
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Federal safety inspections find Kansas construction contractor again failing to protect workers from potentially deadly fall hazards at Missouri homesites
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Proper planning, safeguards could have prevented New Bedford dock collapse, US Department of Labor inspection finds
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor settlement affirms 3 dozen workplace safety citations against Camden auto recycler, parts supplier; assesses $868K in penalties
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor fines Colorado Trader Joe’s nearly $217K for violating federal safety regulations
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Florida contractor ignored federal safety measures that could have prevented welder’s confined space fatality
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds electric vehicle battery maker again exposes workers to serious health hazards after investigation of Commerce fire
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - St. Louis contractor faces $267K in fines after again exposing roofing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards, this time at 5 Wentzville job sites
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation finds one of the nation’s largest modular home manufacturers exposed workers to dozens of safety, health risks

March 2024

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of employee’s severe injuries finds Ohio manufacturer failed to correct similar hazards cited in 2022
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation finds HBD/Thermoid again exposed employees to unsafe conditions, proposes additional $321K in penalties
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York roofing company withdraws contest notice after vigorous litigation by Department of Labor, affirming egregious willful citations, $687K fine
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Alabama forklift parts manufacturer could have prevented 38-year-old foundry worker’s fatal injuries
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor finds Alabama sausage manufacturer again exposed workers to deadly hazards at Attalla worksite, proposes $116K in penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of worker’s confined space fatality finds Oklahoma City-area contractor ignored federal safety measures
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation finds Houston-area contractor ignored federal safety measures in teenager’s trench collapse death
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Long Island construction contractor to pay $144K, enhance compliance following US Department of Labor investigation, litigation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor inspection finds Hanover Foods subsidiary exposing South Jersey employees to workplace safety dangers, proposes $463K penalty
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Employer might have prevented fatal forklift incident at Logan International Airport by ensuring proper safeguards, Department of Labor finds
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators cite Butler County, Pennsylvania, company for exposing workers to hazards after employee suffers fatal injuries
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites Atlanta chemical manufacturer for endangering workers; proposes $289K in penalties for 67 violations
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation cites Red Barn Truck Wash after three workers injured, one fatally, from exposure to harmful gases
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor settlement agreement affirms citations, $299K penalty against Pennsylvania company for hazards at South Jersey site
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Robbinsville frozen food manufacturer after worker suffers amputation, proposes $551K penalty
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Wisconsin wood flooring manufacturer continues to expose workers to multiple hazards at plant

February 2024

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites Macon plumbing contractor, proposes $308K in penalties for safety violations after worker suffered fatal injuries
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Alabama electrical contractor after 22-year-old worker suffers severe burns at Auburn worksite
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites Selma brick manufacturer for exposing workers to respiratory hazards that can lead to incurable lung disease
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor proposes nearly $2.5 million in penalties for Alabama sawmill, finds willful disregard for safety led to fatality
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites global manufacturer of metal cast, auto parts for exposing workers to respiratory, electrical hazards at its Columbus facility
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Massachusetts contractor, repeat violator, again exposes workers to potentially fatal falls, leading to $306K in OSHA penalties
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New Jersey steel fabrication company fined $348K after federal safety inspectors find employees exposed to workplace hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Oklahoma aeronautical parts manufacturer exposed workers to numerous serious safety hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites 2 employers after 39-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries at Fort Lauderdale work site
  • - OSHA National News Release - New Jersey contractor’s ongoing disregard for safety laws leads to $1M penalty after federal inspection finds workers exposed to falls
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois construction contractor faces $264K in proposed fines for again failing to protect employees from deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Green Bay cleaning products manufacturer after worker suffers amputation, fines company $194K
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites Melbourne crane service provider after investigation finds lack of safety protocols led to 34-year-old employee’s electrocution
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Case Farms Processing continues to expose workers to multiple hazards at Ohio chicken processing plant
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Alabama construction employer after heat illness claims life of 33-year-old worker at Huntsville job site

January 2024

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor fines New Jersey transportation company $437K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety, health hazards at Paulsboro site
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Homestead drywall service employer after 22-year-old worker suffers fatal head injury at Miami Beach worksite
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Madison ice cream plant cited for violating multiple safety standards after federal investigators respond to report of ammonia release
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites Silver Creek plumbing contractor after 34-year-old employee’s fatal fall, exposure to hydrogen sulfide
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of worker’s finger-tip amputation finds Ohio instrument manufacturer again violated safety standards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Federal court holds Nebraska contractor in contempt, orders daily fine until he complies with US Department of Labor subpoena
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of construction worker’s fatal injuries finds Stoughton contractor failed to follow required safety procedures
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department investigation finds Ohio food warehouse exposed workers to ergonomic hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of worker amputation finds Ohio carpet manufacturer again ignored safety standards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds electric vehicle battery manufacturer exposed employees to unsafe nickel levels, other mixed metals at Commerce plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Itasca parts manufacturer for multiple machine safety violations, exposing workers to amputation, other injuries
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor cites Hattiesburg poultry facility after 16-year-old worker pulled into machine, suffers fatal injuries
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Staten Island health center will pay $195K to former employee who reported concerns of risk of in-person staff meeting as pandemic grew reported
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA civil penalty amounts adjusted for 2024
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor launches program to stem fatalities, promote workplace safety in tree, landscape services industries
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Bradenton landscaper willfully endangered worker who drowned after being pinned underwater by riding mower
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors find Wisconsin sawmill continuing to expose employees to amputation hazards, other risks from unguarded machines
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor obtains decision to revoke Lynn contractor’s license for repeated defiance of safety regulations, failure to pay $300K in penalties
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor cites Florida roofing contractor, home builder for subjecting workers to fall hazards at Boca Raton worksite
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin roofing contractor faces $281K in proposed fines for again failing to protect employees from deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation into amputation injury finds Nebraska Beef Ltd. ignored federal safety standards
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Pepsi Guam Bottling agrees to pay $132K in penalties, implement enhanced workplace safety program after exposing workers to amputation hazards

December 2023

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reaches settlement agreement that affirms willful violations, $730K penalty against ‘severe violator’ Ohio roofing contractor
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois contractor continues to expose construction workers to deadly fall hazards; employees observed in danger twice within a month in subdivision
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds New Jersey trade show display manufacturer exposing employees to dozens of workplace safety, health hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigates worker’s injury, finds Ohio rubber manufacturer continues to ignore federal workplace safety standards
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor fines Wisconsin sawmill nearly $1.4M after allowing teens to operate dangerous machinery
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Didion Milling Inc., agrees to pay $1.8M in penalties, make comprehensive safety improvements after 2017 Cambria corn mill explosion killed 5 workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds two Houston contractors willfully ignored federal safety requirements, leading to fatal roof collapse at high school
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Westfield grain bin operator again cited for violating federal safety standards after worker suffers partial leg amputation when caught in auger
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal safety inspectors find Palatine roofing contractor continued to expose employees to deadly fall hazards; cite 6th violation since 2019
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds Ohio food processor’s failure to guard machine’s moving parts led temporary worker to suffer amputation injury
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor launches program to stem rising fatality rates, promote workplace safety in landscaping, horticultural industries
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Minnesota construction contractor faces $1.8M in federal penalties for exposing workers to trenching hazards for the 4th time since 2019
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts concrete contractor for crushing, fall, energy hazard violations after employee fatality
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Cartersville chemical manufacturer after 52-year-old employee suffers fatal burns

November 2023

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Judge finds New Hampshire roofing contractor Barry Billcliff not credible, personally liable for $162K in OSHA penalties, plus $3K in attorneys’ fees
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation into inmate’s violent attack on nurse finds South Bay facility failed to institute safety procedures
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Ohio meat processor lacked safety requirements after worker falls into machine, suffers chemical burns
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor renews regional program on high-level workplace noise to protect mid-Atlantic workers from permanent hearing loss
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin roofing contractor faces $180K in fines for repeatedly failing to protect employees, subcontractors from deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts chemical manufacturer for combustible dust, chemical process violations after fatal explosion