OSHA News Releases – Enforcement

October 2023

  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor cites Wisconsin Dollar General for electrical hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor settlement agreement affirms citations issued to New Jersey contractor that exposed workers to energized power lines

September 2023

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of 29-year-old worker’s drowning finds Key Largo marine construction company failed to follow federal safety requirements
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites Irvington contractor who exposed roofing workers to fall dangers, other hazards at Hasbrouck Heights work site
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Augusta battery manufacturer exposing employees to unsafe lead levels, other hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Contractor enters into deferred prosecution agreement, agrees to pay $370K for willful safety failures in employee’s 2019 fatal fall in St. Joseph
  • - OSHA National News Release - El Departamento del Trabajo anuncia una iniciativa de aplicación y cumplimiento para proteger a los trabajadores de la exposición al sílice en la fabricación e instalación de piedra artificial
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces enforcement, compliance initiative to protect workers from silica exposure in engineered stone fabrication, installation
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites Pennsylvania dumpster manufacturer for exposing workers to widespread safety, health hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of project manager’s death in trench collapse finds Oklahoma contractor exposed employees to workplace hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of 28-year-old worker’s fatal fall finds Miami Gardens roofing contractor failed to follow safety requirements
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Georgia company’s safety failures led 19-year-old worker to suffer fatal injuries inside concrete mixer at Cantonment worksite
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find Texas poultry processor endangered line workers by ignoring ergonomic, unguarded machinery hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigadores federales encuentran que un procesador avícola de Texas puso en peligro a trabajadores de línea al ignorar peligros ergonómicos y de maquinaria sin protección
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation finds grain silo operator failed to provide required safety training, follow proper procedures in deadly engulfment
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - La investigación del Departamento de Trabajo encuentra que el operador del silo de granos no proporcionó la capacitación de seguridad requerida y no siguió los procedimientos adecuados en un sepultamiento mortal
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Millersburg contractor faces more than $548K in fines for repeatedly failing to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - El contratista de Millersburg enfrenta multas de más de $548,000 por no proteger repetidamente a los empleados de techado de la exposición a peligros mortales de caídas
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Tamuning contractor endangered employees installing a sewer line in a Mangilao trench, despite knowing the risks
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Departamento de Trabajo encuentra que un contratista de Tamuning puso en peligro a los empleados que instalaban una línea de alcantarillado en una zanja en Mangilao, a pesar de conocer los riesgos
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation following complaint finds Houston-based recycled glass company repeatedly exposed employees to workplace hazards in Midlothian
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - La investigación federal tras una queja encuentra que una empresa de vidrio reciclado con sede en Houston expuso repetidamente a los empleados a peligros en el lugar de trabajo en Midlothian
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor seeks help of employees from Mar-Jac Poultry MS as investigation into young teen’s death at Hattiesburg plant continues
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos busca la ayuda de empleados de Mar-Jac Poultry MS mientras continúa la investigación sobre la muerte de un adolescente en la planta de Hattiesburg
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors find Missouri roofing contractor allowed employees to work without fall protection, leading to young worker’s fatal injuries
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Inspectores federales encuentran que un contratista de techado de Missouri permitió a los empleados trabajar sin protección contra caídas, lo que llevó a lesiones fatales de un joven trabajador
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Nationwide auto services provider exposed workers to potentially deadly electrical hazards at Beachwood Take 5 Car Wash, federal inspectors find
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Un proveedor de servicios automotrices a nivel nacional expuso a los trabajadores a peligros eléctricos potencialmente mortales en Beachwood Take 5 Car Wash, encuentran inspectores federales

August 2023

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Houston-area manufacturer failed to correct 2022 hazards; yields 16 repeat, serious violations, $298K in penalties
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Colorado contractor awaits sentencing on manslaughter charge after failing to protect employees in 2021 trench collapse that killed 23-year-old worker
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Risks Ignored: NOX US faces $545K in new penalties after 14th worker in 6 years suffers injuries at Fostoria vinyl manufacturing plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Waukegan contractor who refuses to pay more than $360K in penalties for repeatedly endangering roofing employees
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces corporate-wide settlement agreement with Dollar Tree, Family Dollar to address hazards at thousands of US stores
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Alabama manufacturing facility exposed employees to safety hazards by using unguarded saws, Department of Labor investigation finds
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Contractor’s safety failures continue as federal inspectors find employees exposed to deadly fall hazards twice within 2 months
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Rite Aid Corp. agrees to develop, implement bloodborne pathogen safety program for retail employees at all New Jersey, New York stores
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation into employee’s fatal fall finds San Antonio wire drawing company willfully exposed workers to unsafe forklift hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor seeks reinstatement, back wages from Tyler pipe manufacturer that allegedly fired employee who raised safety concerns
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors find Dixon Ticonderoga again failed to protect employees from unguarded machines during investigation of amputation injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds cement manufacturer failed to protect employee who drowned in Mississippi River after falling from barge
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors again find Pennsylvania contractor exposing employees to potentially deadly fall hazards, propose $328K in penalties
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Los inspectores federales vuelven a descubrir que un contratista de Pensilvania exponía a sus empleados a riesgos de caídas potencialmente mortales y proponen 328.000 dólares en multas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - La investigación del Departamento de Trabajo sobre el accidente mortal de un trabajador revela que un operador de aserradero en un maderero en Arkansas expuso a los trabajadores de Bearden a riesgos de seguridad.
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation into worker’s fatal injury finds Arkansas timberland, sawmill operator exposed workers in Bearden to safety hazards
  • - OSHA News Brief - Settlement upholds citations against former New York contractor who willfully exposed employees to dangers that led to fatal 2018 Brooklyn trench collapse
  • - OSHA News Brief - Un acuerdo confirma las citaciones contra un antiguo contratista de Nueva York que expuso deliberadamente a sus empleados a peligros que provocaron el derrumbe mortal de una zanja en Brooklyn en 2018
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find Ohio foundry’s failure to follow required safety procedures led to fatal steam explosion
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Los investigadores federales descubren que el incumplimiento de los los procedimientos de seguridad exigidos provocó una explosión de vapor mortal
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor, Norfolk Southern Corp., Teamsters’ railway union enter agreement to enhance safety at East Palestine, Ohio, derailment site
  • - OSHA National News Release - Departamento de Trabajo, Norfolk Southern Corp., y sindicato ferroviario de Teamsters acuerdan mejorar la seguridad en el sitio del descarrilamiento en East Palestine, Ohio
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor returns to normal workplace safety enforcement operations throughout Guam following Typhoon Mawar
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Departamento de Trabajo regresa a las operaciones normales de cumplimiento de seguridad en el lugar de trabajo en Guam después del tifón Mawar
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors again find ergonomic hazards, inadequate medical care exposing Amazon fulfillment center employees to safety, health risks
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Inspectores federales nuevamente encuentran riesgos ergonómicos y atención médica inadecuada exponiendo a los empleados del centro de logística de Amazon a riesgos de seguridad y salud
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspection finds Houston steel construction company’s history of ignoring employee safety requirements continues
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspección encuentra que la empresa de construcción de acero en Houston continúa ignorando los requisitos de seguridad de los empleados

July 2023

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Miami company’s safety deficiencies contributed to diver’s drowning during dredging work in canal
  • - OSHA National News Release - Departamento de Trabajo anuncia alerta por peligro, intensifica acciones mientras ola de calor extremo atenta contra seguridad de los trabajadores
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces hazard alert, steps up enforcement as extreme heat endangers workers across the nation
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Westfield grain bin operator again ignored federal safety standards despite warning during probe into near-tragic engulfment
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal workplace safety inspection at Dollar General store in Austin finds company again exposing employees to fire, other safety hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites Boston dumpling manufacturer that continues to endanger employees, expose them to new, recurring hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites North Andover Petco store for failing to protect workers from rodents, electrical, chemical hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators responding to report of employee’s severe burns find multiple safety hazards at Green Bay Sanimax facility
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Pennsylvania contractor failed to follow safety requirements after investigation of lineman’s fatal electrocution in Miami
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces national emphasis program aimed at reducing, preventing workplace hazards in warehouses, distribution centers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Dollar General continues to endanger workers as inspectors cite 8 violations at Tampa stores, propose $342K in penalties
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors found sawmill exposed employee to same unguarded saw that claimed the life of 21-year-old worker weeks earlier
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Newark contractor willfully exposed workers to fall hazards in 6 inspections in three months, proposes $333K in fines
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $393K in fines after follow-up inspection finds Verona, Missouri chemical plant continues to endanger workers
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Investigators find Cheney contractor exposed employees to potentially fatal hazards as two workers avoid tragedy in Salina trench collapse
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor again cites Paramount Builders for endangering employees’ safety, health at work sites across American Samoa
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - CORRECTED: Federal investigation into 20-year-old worker’s death in Alabama finds sawmill operator again ignored machine safety requirements
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds The de Moya Group could have prevented fatal, serious injuries after concrete pile struck aerial lift over I-95 in 2022

June 2023

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds shipping company endangered warehouse employees working under suspended cars, motorcycles
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Judge finds Shawn D. Purvis, Purvis Home Improvement Co. Inc. individually liable for nearly $1.6M penalties in Maine roofer’s fatality case
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Okeechobee labor contractor after heat illness claims the life of 28-year-old farmworker in Parkland
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Utah solar power company after inspectors find workers atop snow-covered Johnstown roof without fall protection
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Dollar Tree Inc. for failing to safeguard Rhode Island workers, this time at Coventry store
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find Piedmont Airlines failed to follow required safety procedures to protect ground crew member from suffering fatal injuries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find JBS Foods failed to protect Green Bay plant worker from amputations by ignoring required safety standards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Ohio manufacturer faces $171K in penalties after worker suffers amputation while operating machine that lacked adequate safety protections
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Unsafe bargain: Dallas-area Family Dollar store endangered employees by allowing blocked storeroom exits, walkways, unsafely stacked boxes
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find Alabama tire shop did not follow procedures to protect workers from rim, tire failures after fatal explosion
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Hostess Brands faces $298K in penalties after federal investigators find company’s safety, training failures led to worker’s amputation injury
  • - OSHA National News Release - Illinois pizza manufacturer faces $2.8M in penalties after investigation into 29-year-old sanitation worker’s death finds safety failures, lack of training
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation finds Jacksonville treatment facility failed to improve worker safety procedures despite nearly 200 violent incidents in 2022
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites entertainment company in Orlando fireworks warehouse blaze, explosion in which 4 workers perished
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin food manufacturer’s history of violations continues, federal investigators find safety failures led to two workers amputation injuries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find trench lacked required cave-in protection that could have prevented Burr Ridge contractor’s fatal injuries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal safety inspectors find Illinois contractor with long history of violations again exposing employees to dangerous workplace hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Worker’s complaint leads Department of Labor to again find Dollar Tree exposing employees to blocked aisles, trips, falls, slowing safe exit
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Investigadores federales encuentran que la zanja carecía de la protección requerida para derrumbes que podría haber evitado las lesiones fatales del contratista de Burr Ridge
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - La queja de un trabajador lleva al Departamento de Trabajo a encontrar nuevamente a Dollar Tree exponiendo a los empleados a pasillos bloqueados, tropiezos, caídas, salidas seguras
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Inspectores federales de seguridad encuentran que un contratista de Illinois con un largo historial de violaciones expone nuevamente a los empleados a peligros mortales en el lugar de trabajo
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Inspectores federales de seguridad en el lugar de trabajo encuentran que un contratista de Illinois continúa exponiendo a los trabajadores de techos a peligros mortales de caídas, a pesar de las violaciones de 2019, 2022
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal workplace safety inspectors find Illinois contractor continues to expose roofing workers to deadly fall hazards, despite 2019, 2022 violations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Contratista de Illinois ignoró las advertencias de seguridad de la ciudad sobre peligros mortales en zanjas, inspectores federales citan cinco violaciones graves y deliberadas, proponen $77,000 en multas
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois contractor ignored city’s safety warnings about deadly trench hazards, federal inspectors cite five willful, serious violations, propose $77K in penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Dollar General in West Texas exposing employees to fire hazards, other concerns