OSHA News Releases – Region 4

2024

  • - 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 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites 2 employers after 39-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries at Fort Lauderdale work site
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Building futures: US Department of Labor promotes safety to newest generation of construction workers in Southeast’s largest student career event
  • - 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 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
  • - 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 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 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 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Bradenton landscaper willfully endangered worker who drowned after being pinned underwater by riding mower

2023

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Cartersville chemical manufacturer after 52-year-old employee suffers fatal burns
  • - 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 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds global gas manufacturer’s safety failures led to 25-year-old worker’s life-altering injuries after High Springs explosion
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor places Louisiana contractor in severe violator enforcement program after 34-year-old worker’s fatal fall at Georgia worksite
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Kissimmee grocery store after investigation finds 65-year-old worker’s employer could have prevented fatal fall
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigations find South Florida contractors put roofing workers’ safety at risk; now face nearly $174K in penalties
  • - 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 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Augusta battery manufacturer exposing employees to unsafe lead levels, other 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 - US Department of Labor begins outreach in Florida for technical support, worker safety in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Idalia
  • - 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 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 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 - 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 4 OSHA News Release - Alabama manufacturing facility exposed employees to safety hazards by using unguarded saws, Department of Labor investigation finds
  • - 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 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Miami company’s safety deficiencies contributed to diver’s drowning during dredging work in canal
  • - 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
  • - 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 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
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds shipping company endangered warehouse employees working under suspended cars, motorcycles
  • - 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 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 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 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 4 OSHA News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo determina que Dollar General continúa desconsiderando la seguridad luego de que las inspecciones en Alabama, Florida mostraran 8 violaciones repetidas y multas de hasta $ 1 millón
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Dollar General continues to discount safety after inspections in Alabama, Florida yield 8 repeat violations, $1M penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 employers after workers show elevated levels of inorganic arsenic at Georgia chemical manufacturing facility
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds City of Delray Beach retaliated against inspector for reporting cross-contamination between tap water, reclaimed sewage
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Mississippi farm willfully disregarded safety standards after South African guest worker suffocates in storage bin
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor, industry partners to promote road construction worker safety during 2023 National Work Zone Awareness Week
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal safety investigators find Alabama paper mill willfully bypassed safety regulations, leading to fatal electrocution of 36-year-old worker
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds fall protection would have saved roof worker who fatally plunged through skylight at Milton airport in October 2022
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - For the 6th time in 13 months, Department of Labor finds Fort Walton Beach framing contractor endangering workers at Florida worksites
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Deadly defiance: Ocala framing contractor’s refusal to comply with safety standards continues despite fatal 2020 incident, 35 violations since 2019
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds lawn service contractor ignored safety standards, allowed workers to operate riding mowers dangerously at Fort Campbell
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal safety investigators find Mobile contractor ignored safety warnings that might have prevented 28-year-old employee’s death aboard Panama City vessel
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Next generation: US Department of Labor promotes safety to newest generation of construction workforce during Atlanta career expo in March
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds LaFayette insulation manufacturer ignored safety standards after investigation of worker’s serious head injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Bentonia contractor could have prevented deadly Flora explosion, death of 25-year-old welder, US Department of Labor investigation finds
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Everyday Danger: Dollar Tree again found blocking emergency exits as federal inspection in Alabama as history of unsafe operations continues
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds three employers’ safety failures contributed to 31-year-old laborer’s fatal fall at Tallahassee work site in August 2022
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Gainesville psychiatric hospital implements safety measures after federal investigation into series of staff injuries after violent incidents with patients
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites US Postal Service with 16 violations for endangering workers at 3 Tennessee facilities, proposes $350K in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - In federal court, Alabama plastics manufacturer pleads guilty to willful safety regulation violation found in 2017 OSHA investigation into worker’s death
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Investigation into 41-year-old driver’s death finds two delivery services companies failed to protect workers transporting dry ice in Alabama

2022

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor, Balfour Beatty Construction align to promote safety, health during construction of AC Marriott Savannah River District project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Risky Business: Dollar General continues to expose employees to workplace dangers with fire, electrical hazards found, this time in Thomasville, Georgia
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Family Dollar Stores again exposing workers to fire, entrapment, struck-by hazards, this time at Richmond Hill location
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor inspection finds employees at TJ Maxx store in Pooler exposed to fire, entrapment, struck-by hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges vigilance by first responders, recovery crews, public to protect themselves from hazards in tropical storm recovery
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Profit Over People: Alarming trend continues at Dollar General stores where seven Southeast inspections again find willful violations
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Inspections find Dollar General continues to discount safety as violations, penalties pile up for blocked exits, unsafe storage areas, other hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiates technical support; worker safety, health outreach in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Florida company for numerous safety failures after investigation into how 22-year-old diver working in canal drowned
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Savannah space remediation company after 32-year-old lead repair technician suffers fatal electrocution
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges first responders, recovery crews, public to be vigilant, protect themselves from hazards in Hurricane Ian recovery
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Ashland cabinet manufacturer after 33-year-old technician suffers fatal electrocution
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Ryan Companies US Inc. promote workplace safety, health at Lakewood Ranch multi-family project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Balfour Beatty Construction to promote workplace safety, health at Atlanta’s West Peachtree project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Wauchula labor contractor after 35-year-old farmworker suffers fatal heat illness
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal court orders Tampa Electric Co. to make significant workplace safety changes, pay $500K fine, face 36 months probation for fatal plant failures
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Profits over people: Federal safety inspectors find 3 more Dollar General stores habitually disregarding workplace safety, risking employees’ lives
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, DPR Construction partner to protect workers’ safety, health at Atlanta’s Peachtree Corners Campus Development project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. after ammonia leak hospitalized workers, led to evacuation of Canton poultry processing plant
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Pompano Beach contractor’s failure to heed prior violation left roofing workers unprotected, investigation into employee’s 25-foot fatal fall finds
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes more than $330K in penalties to Family Dollar Stores Inc. for workplace safety failures
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Florida company for 12 serious violations after 26-year-old diver drowns in pond on Ponte Vedra Beach golf course
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Fort Pierce carpentry contractor after 19-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries in 25-foot fall
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Southeast employers to protect workers against heat illness’ serious dangers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Orange Park contractor after collapsed roof claims life of 43-year-old laborer
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Atlanta recycling company for continually exposing workers to chemical hazards, proposes $311K in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Swainsboro pillow manufacturer for 7 repeat, 4 serious violations; proposes $190K in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, McCarthy Building Companies to promote workplace safety, health at University of Georgia Poultry Science Complex
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Orlando contractor after 67-year-old worker fatally struck by collapsing roof trusses at Orange City building site
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Athens lumber manufacturer for ignoring required safety precautions after forklift fatally strikes worker
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 Georgia construction contractors after Yellow River bridge collapse takes worker’s life
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Clearwater construction contractor after fatal incident on the Pinellas Gateway Express project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor’s OSHA, industry partners to promote workplace safety during national work zone awareness week in Georgia
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Pensacola custom cabinetmaker again after inspectors find workers exposed to fire risks
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of amputation injury finds serious, repeat violations at Greensboro US Postal Service facility
  • - 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
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Brasfield & Gorrie Construction to promote workplace safety, health at Alabama construction site
  • - 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 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Choate Construction to promote workplace safety, health at Savannah historic district project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites chemical company after two workers die, one sickened following exposure to respiratory hazards

2021

  • - 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 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