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August 2016
  • August 16 [Region 2 News Brief] -2016 - 08/16/2016 - OSHA cites Orange County fire extinguisher service company after two workers suffer severe injuries in tank explosion
  • August 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 08/16/2016 - Amputation at Tyson Foods exposes chemical, fall, fire hazards at Texas plant
  • August 15 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/15/2016 - OSHA finds Clifton company again exposes employees to life-threatening falls at a Bergen County work site, proposes $79K in fines
  • August 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/11/2016 - OSHA finds Illinois trailer manufacturer continues to expose workers to risk of injuries from machine, welding hazards
  • August 09 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/09/2016 - Warnings ignored, Dorchester roofing contractor repeatedly exposed employees to life-threatening fall hazards at Haverhill church
  • August 09 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/09/2016 - OSHA finds Pennsylvania feed mill ignored previously identified severe combustible dust, grain-handling hazards, while dangers remain
  • August 09 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/09/2016 - OSHA finds Scranton contractor continues to expose employees to serious, potentially fatal fall hazards at Yardley worksite
  • August 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 08/08/2016 - Colorado residents should avoid unsafe, uninsured 'storm chasers' or risk further damage, injury liability, fatality lawsuits
  • August 08 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/08/2016 - OSHA finds New Jersey rifle manufacturer deemed a 'severe violator' in 2012 continues to expose workers to noise hazards at Bayonne facility
  • August 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 08/08/2016 - OSHA finds US Steel again exposed workers to asbestos hazards at Pittsburgh coke production facility, fines company $170K
  • August 08 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/08/2016 - OSHA finds US Postal facility exposed workers to asbestos hazards; agency proposes more than $49K in fines
  • August 04 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/04/2016 - OSHA fines South Jersey chemical facility $115K for exposing workers to flammable gas, other hazards; finds 3 repeat, 8 serious violations
  • August 04 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/04/2016 - Tubing manufacturer's fall, electric shock, unguarded equipment and other safety hazards yield nearly $197K in proposed fines
  • August 04 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/04/2016 - OSHA finds Wisconsin foundry employees at risk for permanent hearing loss, respiratory illness, other dangers from exposure to noise, silica
  • August 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 08/04/2016 - Maintenance technician crushed fatally when 4,000 pound machine part unintentionally moves during repairs at Warrensburg foundry
  • August 03 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/03/2016 - OSHA finds Ohio metal coating plant continues to expose workers to risk of injuries, illnesses from acid, chemical, machine hazards
  • August 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 08/03/2016 - Employees of Schenectady remediation contractor 'needlessly sickened' when their employer exposes them to mercury poisoning
  • August 03 [Region 7 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/03/2016 - OSHA finds Osceola US Postal facility exposed workers to electrical, chemical hazards; proposes $44K in fines
  • August 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/03/2016 - OSHA finds Ohio metal coating plant continues to expose workers to risk of injuries, illnesses from acid, chemical, machine hazards
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to falls, electric shock, other hazards at pre-cast concrete structure manufacturer following complaint, injury
  • August 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA finds hazards at two Kansas Dollar General stores; retailer cited for more than 100 safety violations at its stores nationwide
  • August 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA cites Missouri machine shop after welder electrocuted, dies
  • August 02 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - Roofing company did not provide adequate fall protection to worker who died after 33-foot fall at Watertown Community Center project
  • August 02 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA kicks off 'Hear and Now - Noise Safety Challenge'
  • August 02 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA cites Rohm-Haas Electronics Material for exposing employees to fire, explosion hazards; finds 11 workplace safety violations
  • August 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - Name change or not, Nebraska builder continues his callous disregard for protecting workers from falls, the leading cause of construction worker's deaths
  • August 02 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA fines Lamoure grain company $104K for violations after worker caught in sweep auger, injured
  • August 02 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA finds lack of adequate machine guarding after worker has three fingers crushed at Chicago steel drum manufacturer
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - Worker's death leads OSHA to fine Nucor-Yamato Steel for poor loading operations at Arkansas steel mill
  • August 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - Two OSHA inspectors find North Jersey company exposes workers to more than two dozen serious crane, chemical hazards
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA fines utility contractor $46K in fatal March 2016 crane failure at highway construction project in Arkansas' Hope County
  • August 02 [Region 7 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA finds Tyson employees exposed to occupational noise, other hazards at two Holcomb, Kansas, facilities
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA fines mobile home trailer axle manufacturer, recycler for exposing workers to amputations
  • August 01 [National News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - Wisconsin shipyard faces nearly $1.4M in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead, and other hazards while retrofitting vessel
  • August 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - Houston tortilla factory faces $106K in federal penalties for exposing employees to amputation, machine, fall and extreme heat hazards
  • August 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - Worker falls 22 feet to death, 4 months after OSHA cites employer for failing to protect workers on the same job site
  • August 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA fines KWS Manufacturing Co. for repeat, serious violations
  • August 01 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA cites Georgia Swifty Car Wash after worker suffers amputation
  • August 01 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - Mississippi contractor exposes workers at Mobile apartment complex to dangerous falls; OSHA proposes $42K in penalties
  • August 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA cites prop, furniture manufacturer for exposing workers to chemical; other safety, health hazards at Rahway warehouse
  • August 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA cites feed mill, contractors after dust explosion kills 1, injures 5
  • August 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA cites Bradley, West Virginia, logging company for exposing workers to multiple hazards while felling trees at Raleigh County work site
July 2016
  • July 29 [Region 1 News Brief] -2016 - 07/29/2016 - OSHA finds Connecticut gauge manufacturer exposing workers to amputation, crushing and electrical hazards
  • July 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - OSHA finds Chicago-area electroplating company continues to expose workers to dangerous machine hazards, allow other safety hazards
  • July 28 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - Two Queens contractors expose employees to fall, fire and electrical hazards at Chinatown construction site, OSHA finds
  • July 28 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - OSHA cites Great Southern Peanut for combustible dust, improper machine guarding and other safety, health hazards; proposes more than $110K in fines
  • July 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - Houston contractor found violating serious trench hazards for sixth time in 10 years; faces $124K in OSHA penalties
  • July 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - OSHA identifies 21 serious violations after inspection of San Antonio specialty foods producer; proposes $104K in fines
  • July 27 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/27/2016 - OSHA cites Pilgrim's Pride for medical mismanagement, fall, machine guarding and other safety, health hazards; proposes $78K in fines
  • July 27 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/27/2016 - OSHA finds Windsor adhesive tape manufacturer exposed workers to widespread electrical, fire, chemical hazards
  • July 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/27/2016 - Inspection finds Ohio stone fabricator again exposes workers to harmful noise, respiratory dangers at stone-cutting yard
  • July 26 [Region 7 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/26/2016 - OSHA cites grain handling, processor for exposing workers to grain, noise, fall hazards at Nebraska site
  • July 22 [OSHA Statement] - 2016 - 07/22/2016 - Statement from OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Mendelson on U.S. Steel settlement
  • July 21 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/21/2016 - OSHA cites Corpus Christi Steam methane reformer plant for willful, serious violations for safety failures that exposed workers to health dangers
  • July 21 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/21/2016 - Workplace safety inspection finds Georgia's Chaparral Boats exposing employees to serious hazards; OSHA proposes $47K in fines
  • July 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 07/15/2016 - OSHA cites Macy's, The Finish Line for blocked exits, electrical shock hazards and other safety violations; retailers face more than $103K in fines
  • July 15 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/15/2016 - OSHA issues 1 repeat, 10 serious citations to Colorado steel mill after inspection in agency's effort to prevent amputations
  • July 15 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/15/2016 - OSHA cites East Hartford mattress recycler for uncorrected, new and recurring hazards for workers
  • July 14 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/14/2016 - OSHA finds lack of machine safety guarding after worker suffers fracture of three fingers at Ohio metal alloy manufacturer
  • July 14 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/14/2016 - Andover contractor exposes employees to cave-in hazards in Stoneham
  • July 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 07/14/2016 - Newark metal treatment company faces $87K penalty for exposing workers to fall, chemical, electrical, and compressed gas hazards
  • July 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 07/13/2016 - OSHA calls on greater Philadelphia construction companies to act now to prevent worker falls after five tragic incidents in one month
  • July 13 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 07/13/2016 - OSHA delays effective date for enforcing employees' rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses
  • July 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 07/13/2016 - Despite fire in 2015, Warren County manufacturer fails to correct combustible dust hazard, allows recurring fire, explosion and fall hazards
  • July 11 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/11/2016 - Oil and gas equipment manufacturer, local staffing company face $120K in fines after OSHA finds a combined 34 safety violations
  • July 11 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/11/2016 - Denver stone distributor cited by OSHA for willful, repeat, serious violations after more than 3 tons of granite fall on, kill warehouse worker
  • July 07 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/07/2016 - OSHA cites Amerway for again overexposing employees to lead hazards at Altoona manufacturing facility; failing to provide respiratory protection
  • July 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/07/2016 - Emergency medical service provider fails to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens
  • July 07 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 07/07/2016 - OSHA cites Tonawanda Coke for repeat, serious safety violations after employee dies while servicing operating coal elevator
  • July 06 [Region 7 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/06/2016 - OSHA finds multiple hazards at Missouri auto parts manufacturing facility
  • July 06 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/06/2016 - Judge upholds OSHA citations and $249k in penalties against New York contractor for scaffold hazards at Manhattan hotel construction site
  • July 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/05/2016 - OSHA investigation finds two Lakemoor Dental locations failed to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens
  • July 05 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/05/2016 - OSHA fines landscaping products manufacturer $66K for repeat, serious violations after complaints of unsafe working conditions
  • July 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 07/05/2016 - Federal inspectors cite national pediatric health care provider for failing to protect home care workers from physical, sexual assault
June 2016
  • June 30 [Region 6 News Brief] -2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA fines Johns Manville after employee suffers hand amputation
  • June 30 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA cites food manufacturer after worker dies after 24-foot fall at the company's Jersey City warehouse
  • June 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA fines underground utility contractor $52K for exposing workers to repeat, serious excavation hazards
  • June 30 [National News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - US Department of Labor announces new rules to adjust civil penalty amounts
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - Ohio auto parts manufacturer faces $3.42M in fines after OSHA finds company willfully exposed temporary workers to machine hazards
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - OSHA finds Waupaca company lacked proper precautions for using sulfur dioxide at its foundry core manufacturing, metal coating facility
  • June 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/28/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to amputation dangers at San Angelo woodworking manufacturer; company, staffing agency fined $63K
  • June 27 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA deploying assets to flood impacted West Virginia counties to ensure safety and health of workers, general public involved in cleanup efforts
  • June 27 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA cites Georgia masonry contractor for exposing workers on scaffolding to dangerous fall risks in 7 out of 7 inspections
  • June 27 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA cita a contratista de albañilería en Georgia por exponer a sus trabajadores a riesgos de caídas peligrosas de andamios en 7 de 7 inspecciones
  • June 23 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/23/2016 - Despite extensive violation history, OSHA finds Dollar General continues to expose workers to safety hazards at Shamokin, Pennsylvania, store
  • June 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - More than $50K in OSHA fines for Fort Worth steel fabricator
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - Towing parts manufacturer continues to expose workers to machine, electrical hazards at Mentor manufacturing facility
  • June 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - OSHA issues willful, serious citations for MillerCoors Fort Worth brewery
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - Inspection finds Ohio foundry continues to expose workers to hazards
  • June 21 [Region 7 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - OSHA finds cold storage company lacked proper procedures for use of potentially dangerous ammonia
  • June 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - OSHA finds absence of proper safety guards led two workers to suffer amputation injuries at Piedmont food manufacturer
  • June 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - Non-GMO food additive manufacturer faces $180K in fines after explosion, fire injures 4 workers at Ohio facility
  • June 21 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - OSHA fines grain elevator company for willfully, repeatedly exposing workers to potentially fatal grain engulfment hazards
  • June 16 [Region 9 News Release] - 2016 - 06/16/2016 - OSHA orders safety upgrades after 7-ton buoy hits, kills 2 workers and injures 2 others at Pearl Harbor naval facility
  • June 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA attributes worker fatality, injury at Kroger distribution center to a failure to inspect, recognize visible hazards
  • June 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - La OSHA atribuye la muerte de un trabajador y una lesión en el centro de distribución de Kroger a una omisión a la inspección y el reconocimiento de peligros visibles
  • June 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA follow-up inspection finds Ohio sign manufacturer continues to expose workers to respiratory, chemical hazards
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Worker loses four-fingers after hand caught in unguarded machine at Baldwin, Illinois, power generation plant
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Five companies face OSHA violations, $115K in fines after federal inspectors observe multiple safety hazards at Lincoln construction site
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Town City Construction again allows roofers to work without safety harnesses; ignores violations, fines; endangers employees six times in six years

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