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September 2013
  • September 25 [Region 6 News Release] -2013 - 09/25/2013 - Wylie, Texas, metal extruder cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to uncontrolled energy sources, other safety hazards
  • September 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Medford, Mass., contractor for cave-in hazards at Chelsea sewer installation site
  • September 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, nursing care facility for 11 health and safety hazards; proposes $41,000 in fines
  • September 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - Perth Amboy, NJ, shirtmaker cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing employees to workplace hazards
  • September 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Holtsville, NY, contractor for serious safety violations following decking collapse that injured worker
  • September 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - Pasadena, Texas, tank cleaner cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from chemical hazards
  • September 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $272,000 in fines, cites four contractors for safety hazards at midtown Manhattan site
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - Judge orders S.E.M. Villa II to pay back wages to whistleblower who reported bedbugs at Milford, Ohio, retirement home
  • September 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/23/2013 - UPS Inc. cited for repeat, serious safety hazards at Secaucus, NJ, processing and distribution center; fined $45,500 by US Labor Department's OSHA
  • September 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/23/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nebraska Cold Storage for 14 safety violations including ammonia exposure at Hastings, Neb., food storage facility
  • September 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/19/2013 - Optimum Plastics Inc. faces $81,000 in proposed US Department of Labor OSHA penalties after 4 workers suffer fractures at Delaware, Ohio, plant
  • September 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/19/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama's Marcus Borden for fall hazards and other violations after injuries to 3 workers at Cordova, Ala., site
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Feutz Contractors Inc. for exposing workers to trench hazards at job site in Mahomet, Ill.
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - Piramal Glass USA Inc. cited by US Labor Department for 21 OSHA violations after worker has finger amputated during work at Park Hills, Mo., plant
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - Cross Construction cited by OSHA for recurring trenching violations at job site in Danville, Ill.
  • September 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/16/2013 - Massachusetts contractor faces more than $336,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for willful, repeat and serious safety violations
  • September 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/16/2013 - Houston, Texas, waste services employer and temporary labor provider cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for worker's death from excessive heat exposure
  • September 13 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 09/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges workers and public in flood impacted areas to exercise diligence against hazards
  • September 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $200,000 in fines against CVS for exit access, struck-by and other hazards at Brooklyn, NY, store
  • September 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/12/2013 - Edsal Manufacturing faces $75,000 penalty from US Labor Department's OSHA for blocking exit routes, other safety violations at Chicago facility
  • September 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/12/2013 - Taylor's Drain and Sewer Service cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker injured in trench collapse at Lincoln, Neb., job site
  • September 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Warwick, RI-based construction company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for willful violation after employees found working in an unstable trench
  • September 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Masonry company based in Upper Darby, Pa., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to repeat fall hazards
  • September 11 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Residential decking subcontractor in Burleson, Texas, cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to repeat fall hazards
  • September 11 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Hamilton, NJ, roofing company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for fall, other safety hazards following April accident
  • September 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Downey Metal Products for safety and health violations; proposes more than $55,000 in fines
  • September 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/10/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Keyport, NJ, company $53,900 after construction worker falls approximately 45 feet at Jersey City site in June
  • September 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/10/2013 - Reliable Contracting and Equipment Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety violation, failing to protect workers in trench
  • September 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Hinkle Manufacturing faces $61,600 in proposed penalties from US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker injured in Perrysburg, Ohio
  • September 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Medical training facility cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failure-to-abate and serious safety violation, $62,000 in proposed fines
  • September 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Delta Oil Mill in Mississippi cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 25 safety and health violations following worker injury
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - OSHA cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 safety violations after 3 workers seriously injured in explosion and fire at Cary, Ill., paint plant
  • September 05 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Adams Thermal Systems to pay $1.33 million to resolve OSHA citations, criminal penalties in 2011 death of worker at South Dakota plant
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Packaging Corporation of America fined $185,560 for 30 safety violations by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker burned in Tomahawk, Wis., fire
  • September 05 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Heartland Drilling Inc. in Abilene, Texas, cited by US Department of Labor for exposing workers to heat stress
  • September 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Henkels and McCoy Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to safety hazards at Neptune, NJ, highway work zone
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites E.L. Mustee and Sons in Cleveland for failing to correct violations; proposes $63,490 in fines
  • September 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - Total Building Services Group in Marietta, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for serious safety and health violations
  • September 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - St. Louis Cold Drawn cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker electrocuted at St. Louis industrial steel manufacturer
August 2013
  • August 29 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 08/29/2013 - Ameriwood Industries in Tiffin, Ohio, faces $50,000 penalty from US Department of Labor's OSHA for lack of energy control procedures
  • August 28 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA takes its Fall Prevention Campaign to the road with Dallas Area Rapid Transit busses to provide life-saving information
  • August 28 [Region 10 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance in Seattle with consulate general of El Salvador to promote workers' rights
  • August 28 [Region 10 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. forja alianza en Seattle con Consulado General de El Salvador para promover derechos laborales
  • August 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines American Excelsior Co. $65,000 after 2 workers injured by unguarded machines at Norwalk, Ohio, factory
  • August 28 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - Multiple safety and health violations found at Supreme Oil Co. Inc. in Englewood, NJ, with company fined $259,000 by OSHA
  • August 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/27/2013 - US Labor Department reaches settlement with Waste Management of New
    Jersey Inc. following June 2012 heat fatality
  • August 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/27/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites ProBuild Co. LLC in Buda, Texas, for exposing workers to various safety and health hazards
  • August 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/27/2013 - South Padre Island water park cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from hazardous energy sources
  • August 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - Home Depot Inc. fined $150,700 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat safety hazards at Reynoldsburg, Ohio, store
  • August 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - Nationwide ice maker cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 9 serious and 3 repeat workplace safety violations at Fairport, NY, plant
  • August 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Flowery Branch, Ga., manufacturer for repeat and serious safety violations
  • August 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Mexican Consulate in San Antonio to train construction industry workers
  • August 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo forja alianza con Consulados de Mxico y El Salvador en Dallas para promover seguridad y salud en la construccin
  • August 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with El Salvador and Mexican Consulates in Dallas to promote safety and health in the construction industry
  • August 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/22/2013 - OSHA cites Hagel Metal Fabrication for willful violations after worker fatally crushed by unguarded machine at Illinois plant
  • August 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 08/22/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Georgia's Dayton Superior Corp. for repeat, serious safety and health violations; more than $80,000 in fines
  • August 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 08/22/2013 - Biolab Inc. of Conyers, Ga., cited by the US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat and serious safety violations with more than $46,000 in proposed fines
  • August 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/22/2013 - Penn Hills, Pa., lead abatement company fined by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to lead hazards at Pittsburgh work site
  • August 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - Edinburg, Texas, corn mill cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after a worker was engulfed and fatally asphyxiated in a grain bin silo
  • August 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Transportation Security Administration for worker hazards at Boston's Logan International Airport
  • August 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - Keadle Lumber Enterprises in Thomaston, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards
  • August 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines New Castle, Pa., pipefitting manufacturer $48,000 for safety and health hazards
  • August 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - Texas salt manufacturing plant cited for violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards
  • August 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - Ripley, W.Va., logging company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for tree felling hazards following February fatality
  • August 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - Texas candy manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from possible ammonia exposure
  • August 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/20/2013 - US Labor Department orders 2 subsidiaries of Canadian National Railway to pay 2 workers more than $260,000 in back pay and damages
  • August 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/20/2013 - Newark, NJ, vinyl window manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/20/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $69,244 in fines against Plattsburgh, NY, manufacturer for repeat and serious safety and health violations
  • August 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/19/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Okamoto Sandusky Manufacturing for 15 safety violations at Sandusky, Ohio, vinyl automotive products plant
  • August 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/19/2013 - Dallas area senior living center cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to multiple safety violations
  • August 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pretty Girl Inc. for exit access, electrical and sanitary/housekeeping violations at Brooklyn store
  • August 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 08/15/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Heartland Midwest, JJ's Restaurant after restaurant worker dies in February gas pipe explosion
  • August 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, concrete block manufacturer for 13 serious safety violations after worker loses arm
  • August 15 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/15/2013 - Texas cabinet manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to remove hazardous levels of combustible dust
  • August 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 08/14/2013 - Georgia's Greg Sikes Farm cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for grain bin safety hazards; more than $127,000 in fines proposed
  • August 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - Pittsburgh chocolate manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for hazardous energy control, safety violations following employee accident
  • August 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - Weimar, Texas, oil and gas industry manufacturer cited with 38 violations by US Labor Department's OSHA for various workplace hazards
  • August 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - US Department of Labor cites McKinney, Texas, wood manufacturer for failing to guard machines, exposing workers to amputations
  • August 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - Republic Steel faces fines of $1.1 million for 24 safety violations; company previously agreed to address hazards in 2012 OSHA settlement
  • August 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - Massachusetts mental health provider signs companywide settlement agreement to protect its workers better against workplace violence
  • August 12 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 08/12/2013 - Hawaii refrigerated food warehouse cited with 63 health and safety violations US Department of Labor, Hawaii state OSHA programs propose $251,330 in fines
  • August 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/12/2013 - Badger Metal Finishing cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 14 violations, including failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak
  • August 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 08/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Montana oil refinery for willful, serious safety violations; proposes $77,000 in penalties
  • August 07 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 08/07/2013 - BCW Food Products in Dallas cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • August 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 08/07/2013 - Hanna Steel Corp. in Northport, Ala., cited for repeat, serious safety violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA; $117,500 in proposed fines
  • August 07 [National News Release] - 2013 - 08/07/2013 - Wal-Mart signs corporate-wide settlement with US Labor Department
  • August 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/07/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Spectrum Machine $188,300 for exposing workers to lead hazards at Ravenna, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • August 06 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 08/06/2013 - Farmers Cooperative cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to grain explosion hazard at Wilber, Neb., grain elevator
  • August 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 08/05/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites West Hartford, Conn., health care facility for chemical, electrical, machine guarding hazards; proposes $58,800 in fines
  • August 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/05/2013 - OSHA cites Hoist Liftruck Mfg. with $235,800 for repeat safety violations at Bedford Park, Ill., truck manufacturing center
  • August 02 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 08/02/2013 - OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries, illnesses
  • August 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/01/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies US Army's Aberdeen Test Center about unsafe workplace conditions after January worker fatality
  • August 01 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 08/01/2013 - Guam Shipyard cited with 61 repeat, serious safety and health violations US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $293,450 in fines
July 2013
  • July 31 [Region 1 News Release] -2013 - 07/31/2013 - High noise levels in New England manufacturing industries target of OSHA's new regional emphasis program
  • July 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/30/2013 - Richmond, Texas, construction company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after a worker was killed while cutting a barrel that exploded
  • July 29 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - The Western Sugar Cooperative in Montana cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 17 safety violations; $193,300 in proposed fines
  • July 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Owen-Brockway Glass Container $61,000 after citing 6 violations at Zanesville, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • July 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - OSHA fines Echo Lake Foods $150,000 after 27 safety violations found at Burlington and Franksville, Wis., frozen food production plants
  • July 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - Arkansas poultry processor cited for violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards
  • July 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - Jersey City, NJ, theatrical equipment company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to workplace safety and health hazards

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