OSHA News Releases – Region 6

2024

  • - 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
  • - 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 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Oklahoma aeronautical parts manufacturer exposed workers to numerous serious safety hazards

2023

  • - 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 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds El Paso machine shop, manufacturer willfully exposed employees to dozens of workplace safety, health hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor fines Texas company $399K for failing to protect tank cleaners from toxic gas, leading to worker hospitalization
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation into workplace fatality finds Tulsa metal fabrication company exposed employees to dozens of 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 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 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find Texas poultry processor endangered line workers by ignoring ergonomic, unguarded machinery hazards
  • - 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 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 - Department of Labor finds Houston-area manufacturer failed to correct 2022 hazards; yields 16 repeat, serious violations, $298K in penalties
  • - 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 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
  • - 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
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspection finds Houston steel construction company’s history of ignoring employee safety requirements continues
  • - 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 6 OSHA News Release - Unsafe bargain: Dallas-area Family Dollar store endangered employees by allowing blocked storeroom exits, walkways, unsafely stacked boxes
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. encuentra a Dollar General en el oeste de Texas Exponiendo a los empleados a riesgos de incendio, otros problemas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Dollar General in West Texas exposing employees to fire hazards, other concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds fire, electrical, other hazards in inspections at two southeast Oklahoma Dollar General stores putting workers at risk
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation of fatal trench collapse in Brazoria County finds contractor failed to follow federal excavation safety measures
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation finds wind turbine parts manufacturer continues to ignore machine safety procedures
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court requires Austin auto dealership to pay $15K in damages to employee fired in 2020 after raising COVID-19 safety concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation orders church to pay back wages, reinstate employee fired for raising concerns about rodents, insects in childcare center
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds oil, gas waste company failed to protect workers from dangers of inhalation after employee suffers fatal injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds El Paso metal-plating company continues to willfully expose employees working with corrosive acids to eye injuries
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court requires North Texas dental practice, owners to pay $15K in back wages to workers fired for raising COVID-19 safety concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds lumber company failed to secure, service forklift that fatally struck 18-year-old worker at Arkansas yard
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of fatal equipment rollover incident finds Texas fencing contractor exposed workers to deadly safety hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds American Airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by fumes in aircraft cabins

2022

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Frisco utility contractor for willful exposure to deadly safety hazards after fatal trench collapse
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Texas construction company willfully exposed workers to deadly hazards after trench collapse kills two workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal workplace safety investigation finds Kyle vehicle parts maker ignored workers’ concerns; yields more than a dozen serious citations
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation into two workers’ deaths in Edmund finds Arkansas contractor failed to test oxygen level in confined space, provide rescue equipment
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders ExxonMobil to reinstate terminated employees suspected of leaking information to Wall Street Journal
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor alleges Killeen newspaper retaliated illegally against worker who complained of insect infestation, files suit against company
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds 2 recycling companies failed to use fire safety plans to evacuate 9 workers as air rescue averts drilling platform tragedy
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Despite 13 citations since 2015, investigations into two meat cutters' amputation injuries find Fiesta Mart again failed to protect employees
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Baton Rouge car wash, oil change, convenience store operator cited after federal workplace safety investigation into stabbing of assistant manager
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds Jacksonville wood crate, pallet company’s history of violations continues, employees exposed to machine, other hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Baton Rouge roofing contractor’s failure to heed February warning turns deadly as unprotected worker plunges through skylight in April
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation into Temple worker’s partial arm amputation finds employer again ignored machine safety procedures
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds worker suffered serious internal injuries because employer ignored machine safety procedures
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of 21-year-old worker’s fatal fall finds Burleson roofing contractor again ignored fall safety requirement
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness
  • - 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
  • - 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 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor places El Paso metal fabricator in Severe Violator Program after 10th incident in 5 years
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after recent storms in Texas, Louisiana
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Florida security contractor who terminated worker who raised coronavirus, firearm storage safety concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation into worker’s fatal fall finds Henderson sawmill, pallet manufacturer exposed workers to willful, serious hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds federal helium enrichment unit failed to follow safe chemical handling procedures in Amarillo, Texas

2021

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $204K in fines after worker suffers amputation at Arkansas wood flooring plant
  • - 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 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Houston crane company to pay nearly $24K to worker who refused to violate federal law
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor alleges global truck manufacturer fired worker concerned about coronavirus safety at Texas facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Texas hotel operator agrees to pay back wages, damages to worker fired after reporting unsafe work conditions, seeking medical help
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, El Paso staffing solutions company to continue alliance to protect workers’ safety, health
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of employee injury finds Temple, Texas furniture manufacturer repeatedly exposed workers to amputation hazards
  • - 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 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Austin luxury car dealer that retaliated against employee who raised concerns of coronavirus hazards
  • - 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
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Fort Worth masonry company for exposing workers to falls, proposes $216K in penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Houston transmission line contractor for safety violations following worker’s death and severe injuries to another
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Nicholas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Ida
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, City of Lubbock mark National Safe Digging Day
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana workers from confined space dangers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds El Paso metal stamping manufacturer willfully exposed workers to amputation dangers; worker suffers severe injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files suit against North Texas dental practice, owners for retaliation against employees who reported coronavirus concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders CSX Transportation Inc. to pay worker who raised safety concerns nearly $222K in back wages, damages
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds San Marcos tortilla manufacturer repeatedly exposing workers to amputation dangers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspección federal descubre que fabricante de tortillas de San Marcos expuso a sus trabajadores repetidamente a peligros de amputación
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $558K in fines for Texas bath, shower manufacturer for willful, repeat safety violations at Waco facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Texas Panhandle construction industry group to continue alliance to protect workers’ safety, health
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files lawsuit alleging Texas hotel operator illegally fired worker who sought medical care for carbon monoxide exposure
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, El Paso Association of Contractors renew alliance to protect safety, health of construction workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders one of the nation’s largest railway companies to pay more than $290K in damages, reinstate whistleblower
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Oklahoma construction contractor for exposing workers to serious trenching, excavation hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Oklahoma roofing, building products’ company to reinstate, pay damages to whistleblowers

2020

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Zeta
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System For Failing to Protect Employees from the Coronavirus
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Company for Confined Space Hazards After Investigation into Two Employee Fatalities
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Chemical Manufacturer For Safety Hazards after Massive Explosion and Fire
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Steel Storage Tank Company For Exposing Employees to Repeat Safety and Health Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Engineering Firm, General Contractor, Steel Erector, Other Subcontractors After New Orleans Construction Collapse
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Damage Prevention Council of Texas Sign Alliance to Address Trenching and Excavation Hazards

2019

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Company After Fatality
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Kinder Morgan to Pay Back Pay, Damages And Fees for Retaliation Against Whistleblower
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Global Packaging Manufacturer After Employee Suffers Severe Steam Burns in Queen City, Texas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Oklahoma Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Serious Workplace Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Southern Tire Mart After Fatality at Texas Retreading Facility