OSHA News Releases – Region 5

2024

  • - 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 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 5 OSHA News Release - Madison ice cream plant cited for violating multiple safety standards after federal investigators respond to report of ammonia release
  • - 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 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of worker amputation finds Ohio carpet manufacturer again ignored safety standards
  • - 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 cites Itasca parts manufacturer for multiple machine safety violations, exposing workers to amputation, other injuries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors find Wisconsin sawmill continuing to expose employees to amputation hazards, other risks from unguarded machines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin roofing contractor faces $281K in proposed fines for again failing to protect employees from deadly fall hazards

2023

  • - 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 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigates worker’s injury, finds Ohio rubber manufacturer continues to ignore federal workplace safety standards
  • - 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 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 - 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 - Investigation finds Ohio food processor’s failure to guard machine’s moving parts led temporary worker to suffer amputation injury
  • - 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 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin roofing contractor faces $180K in fines for repeatedly failing to protect employees, subcontractors from deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of amputation injury finds Rana Meal Solutions again failed to protect employees from machines’ moving parts
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation cites Waupaca Foundry after 2 workers suffer amputation injuries in 11 days, fines company $234K
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation finds ADM failed to inspect, test critical safety systems in explosion that injured 3 workers at Decatur facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Warren battery cell manufacturing plant faces $270K in penalties after federal investigators identify 19 safety, health violations
  • - 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 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 - 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
  • - 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 - US Department of Labor sues Waukegan contractor who refuses to pay more than $360K in penalties for repeatedly endangering roofing employees
  • - 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 - Federal inspectors find Dixon Ticonderoga again failed to protect employees from unguarded machines during investigation of amputation injury
  • - 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
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal court requires Peoria dentist to pay $20K in back wages to employee terminated after alleging unsafe working conditions
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Tribunal federal ordena al dentista de Peoria pagar $20,000 en salarios atrasados a un empleado despedido después de denunciar condiciones de trabajo inseguras
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Westfield grain bin operator again ignored federal safety standards despite warning during probe into near-tragic engulfment
  • - 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 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 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
  • - 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 safety inspectors find Illinois contractor with long history of violations again exposing employees to dangerous workplace hazards
  • - 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 - 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 - Federal investigators find trench lacked required cave-in protection that could have prevented Burr Ridge contractor’s fatal injuries
  • - 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 - 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 - 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 - Illinois contractor ignored city’s safety warnings about deadly trench hazards, federal inspectors cite five willful, serious violations, propose $77K in penalties
  • - 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 - US Department of Labor investigation finds Columbus children’s hospital exposed nurses, other employees to workplace violence
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again finds resin manufacturer exposing employees to respiratory hazards, risk of explosion at Kenton facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, state agencies, industry leaders launch campaign to educate, alert Midwest employers, workers of deadly excavation hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of 29-year-old sanitation worker’s leg amputation finds Ohio food processor again ignored safety standards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of Ohio hardwood flooring mill finds three injuries in five months as company consistently violates safety rules
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Appleton roofing general contractor, Kaukauna subcontractor cited for repeatedly failing to protect employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find operating, training deficiencies contributed to fatal BP Products refinery explosion that claimed two workers’ lives
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Fire department concerns lead federal inspectors to identify dangerously blocked exit routes, fire extinguishers at Cincinnati Dollar General store
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Unaware of the danger, painter fatally falls 21 feet after stepping onto unsecured balcony at Cleveland residential construction project
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of Del Monte cannery worker’s amputation injury finds company violated federal safety standards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation finds Barberton toolmaker failed to properly protect drill press operators; three workers suffered preventable injuries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators determine 27-year-old worker suffered partial leg amputation after entering Illinois grain bin while paddle conveyor ran
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Danger in stock: Department of Labor finds Columbus, Ohio, Dollar Tree store endangering workers; as company’s history of violations continues
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Deadly mix: Federal workplace safety investigations find severe injuries, fatality caused by steam explosions at 2 Ohio companies
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Safety shelved: Federal safety inspectors again find Dollar General workers exposed to fire, other hazards – this time in West Lafayette, Ohio
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again finds barley supplier exposing workers to workplace safety hazards at Wisconsin malthouse

2022

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Ohio roofing contractor for exposing unprotected workers to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds manufacturer exposed workers to machine, other hazards at Kewaunee, Wisconsin, facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites Dollar Tree again for endangering workers, continuing company’s lengthy history of workplace safety violations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Middlefield contractor faces more than $414K in fines for repeatedly failing to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Roofing contractor continues to expose workers to potentially deadly fall hazards, US Department of Labor inspections in Appleton area find
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Schaumburg, Illinois, contractor again found exposing workers to deadly trench cave-in hazards, this time at Broadview worksite
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Inspection at Dollar General store in Columbus finds familiar hazards, dangers as company continues to expose workers, violate federal law
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect food processing workers in Illinois, Ohio amid significantly higher injury rates
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal workplace safety investigation of Mapleton foundry worker’s fatal fall into molten iron finds Caterpillar failed to install required fall protection
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Ohio manufacturer faces $1.2M in penalties after 7th worker in 5 years suffers severe injuries when caught in machine employer failed to lock out
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites framing contractor who ignored OSHA's safety hazard notification, directed workers onto roof without fall protection
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Chicago's Power Construction receives 'Star' level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Chicago-area candymaker again exposes workers to amputation from machine hazards at Bellwood facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to protect workers from construction hazards at La Crosse Mayo expansion project
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois trucking repair company cited for exposing workers to confined space hazards after worker fatally injured inspecting trailer
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Ohio auto parts manufacturer cited for 10 federal safety violations after workers battle 13 fires in 2 years in plastic molding plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Ohio contractor again found defying federal safety requirements, continues 11-year history of exposing roofers to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor twice finds Suamico general contractor exposing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards; proposes $37K in fines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois contractor racks up additional $303K in federal fines for repeatedly exposing construction workers to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites New Jersey-based packaging manufacturer for 25 violations after investigation of Ohio worker’s 2nd-degree burns
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, AGC of Chicagoland renew alliance to educate workers, employers on construction’s deadly hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Discounting safety: Dollar Tree’s history of ignoring workplace safety, hazards continues with $1.2M in penalties at two Family Dollar stores in Ohio
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $480K in additional fines to Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer for continuing to expose workers to multiple hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Appleton roofing contractor again exposing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards; proposes $94K in fines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $315K more in fines for Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer that continues to expose workers to dangerous machine hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 contractors after electrician preparing job bid suffers fatal fall at Caterpillar’s Mapleton foundry
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association renew alliance to promote workplace safety in grain industry
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Canton steel mill after worker is fatally caught in machine
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Great Lakes region’s employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness: indoors, outdoors
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Padlocked, blocked emergency exit doors endangered workers at Wisconsin, Ohio Dollar General stores
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois construction contractor continues to ignore deadly fall hazards, faces $263K in fines after Park Ridge inspection finds roofers exposed to risks
  • - 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 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to train, protect workers from construction hazards at Wisconsin Center Expansion project