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2014
  • March 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 03/03/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites East Providence, RI, company for combustible wood dust and other hazards after August 2013 fire and explosion
  • February 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 02/18/2014 - Recurring hazards by Cheshire, Conn., manufacturer of print reproductions results in US Labor Department OSHA citations
  • February 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 02/10/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wakefield, Mass., contractor for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at Milton work site
  • February 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 02/03/2014 - Bristol, Conn., wire manufacturer faces more than $109,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for new and recurring hazards
  • January 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 01/22/2014 - Packaging Corporation of America cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety hazards after Massachusetts plant inspection
  • January 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 01/13/2014 - Connecticut manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for chemical hazards; StanChem Inc., faces $55,300 in fines
2013
  • December 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 12/30/2013 - Terrell's Potato Chip Co. Inc. faces $115,500 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for new, recurring safety hazards at Syracuse, NY, manufacturing plant
  • December 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 12/16/2013 - Hartford, Conn., welding company fails to correct previously cited safety hazards, faces extra $167,750 in proposed US Labor Department OSHA fines
  • December 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 12/16/2013 - US Postal Service cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after heat-related death of Medford, Mass., mail carrier in July heat wave
  • December 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 12/12/2013 - The Gilman Brothers Co. faces more than $105,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for safety hazards at Connecticut manufacturing plant
  • December 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 12/11/2013 - Plantsville, Conn., automotive metal forging company cited by the US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat and serious safety and health violations
  • November 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 11/26/2013 - UUS Labor Department's OSHA cites fencing manufacturer for repeat and serious workplace safety and health hazards at Marlborough, Mass., plant
  • November 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 11/25/2013 - Crane collapse in Stamford, Conn., results in proposed US Labor Department OSHA fines of $165,200 for Port Chester, NY, marine construction contractor
  • November 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 11/06/2013 - OSHA cites Hampton, NH, manufacturer for 21 serious safety violations
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 11/01/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites West Hartford, Conn., metal finishing plant for 15 repeat and serious hazards
  • October 23 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 10/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Connecticut trucking company and owner to withdraw retaliatory lawsuit, pay $60,000 to former workers
  • October 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 10/22/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Cicero, NY, metal hatch manufacturer for 13 serious safety hazards
  • October 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 10/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $280,000 in fines against contractors constructing power plant in Berlin, NH
  • September 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. to pay over $1.9 million to former CFO fired for reporting conflict of interest
  • 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 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 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 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - Pan Am Railways Inc. found to have violated Maine employee's whistle-blower rights after he filed complaint with the US Department of Labor
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Marlborough, Mass., trucking company and owner to reinstate, pay more than $131,000 to driver
  • June 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 06/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nucap US Inc. for 17 serious safety violations at Watertown, Conn., manufacturing plant
  • June 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 06/10/2013 - US Labor Department orders Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. to pay damages to New Haven, Conn., employee who reported on-the-job injury
  • June 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 06/06/2013 - True North Hotel Group Inc. to provide whistle-blower training nationally following US Labor Department investigation Company will also pay back wages and damages, take corrective action on behalf of discharged employee who raised safety concerns at Massachusetts location
  • May 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 05/28/2013 - Massachusetts contractor faces $290,700 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for willful, repeat fall hazards at Durham, NH, work site
  • May 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 05/20/2013 - Monro Muffler Brake Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for alleged willful, repeat and serious workplace safety violations in Portsmouth, NH
  • May 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 05/06/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Maine sawmill for repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards
  • April 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 04/29/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Maine pipe supplier for repeat and serious violations of excavation safety standards
  • April 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 04/22/2013 - New England candy manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 19 serious health and safety violations after ammonia release
  • April 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 04/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Philippine consulate general in New York to inform, assist workers in 10 states
  • April 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 04/10/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nuway Tobacco Co. for combustible dust, electrical, mechanical and fall hazards
  • March 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 03/18/2013 - East Hartford, Conn., auto body shop cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after inspection finds repeat and workplace hazards
  • February 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dayville, Conn., cosmetics manufacturing plant for electrical, confined space, mechanical and chemical hazards
  • February 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/12/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Forever 21 for repeat safety hazards following inspection of Burlington, Mass., store
  • February 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/07/2013 - US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
  • January 31 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 01/31/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Milford, Conn., roofing contractor, proposes nearly $45,000 in fines for fall hazards at local work site
  • January 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 01/16/2013 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. cita a fabricante / distribuidor de alimentos al por mayor por control de energía, amoníaco y otros peligros
  • January 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 01/16/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts wholesale food manufacturer/distributor for energy control, ammonia and other hazards
  • January 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 01/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dracut, Mass., contractor, proposes $55,660 in fines for excavation, other safety hazards at Nashua, NH, work site
2012
  • December 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 12/17/2012 - Keene, NH, contractor cited in fatal fall at school construction site agrees to correct hazards, expand worker training after US Labor Department actions
  • November 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/28/2012 - New England Wood Pellet agrees to correct explosion and fire hazards at New Hampshire facility following US Labor Department actions
  • November 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/20/2012 - New Haven, Conn., manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety violations after 4 workers hospitalized following fire
  • November 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/08/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and recidivist Massachusetts contractor reach settlement over cave-in hazards at Cambridge and Framingham sites
  • November 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/08/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnston, RI, lawn care service for 7 serious violations following electrocution of employee
  • November 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/05/2012 - US Labor Department secures decision affirming fall hazard violation, fine against Campbell, Ohio-based bridge painting company
  • November 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges hurricane recovery workers to protect themselves against hazards
  • November 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 11/05/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. anima a que los trabajadores en tareas de recuperación del huracán se protejan contra peligros
  • October 31 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 10/31/2012 - Newton, Mass., medical provider cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after workers exposed to biohazards; inspection finds willful, serious violations
  • October 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 10/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Sandy
  • October 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 10/24/2012 - Craft brewer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety hazards at New Hampshire brewery following fatality caused by April keg explosion
  • October 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 10/18/2012 - In 2 lawsuits, US Labor Department obtains back wages and corrective action for Connecticut workers fired for filing OSHA complaints
  • October 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 10/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nashua, NH, contractor for repeat, serious trenching violations at Middlesex County, Mass., work site
  • September 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 09/17/2012 - Everett, Mass., contractor faces more than $40,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for excavation hazard at Chelsea job site
  • August 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/24/2012 - Monro Muffler Brake reaches agreement with US Labor Department to protect workers against hydraulic lift hazards at multiple company locations
  • August 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/16/2012 - Massachusetts heavy equipment operator cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after crane comes in contact with power line and injures worker
  • August 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/15/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites JC Silva Remodeling Services for fall hazards at 3 Conn. work sites, including 1 where a worker died from a fall
  • August 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire foundry with long violation history for willfully exposing workers to lead hazards
  • August 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford for failing to effectively safeguard employees against tuberculosis
  • August 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 10 contractors from 6 states for fall, electrical, other safety hazards during construction of New Hampshire mall
  • July 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $132,000 in fines against Maine steel fabricator for electrical, crushing and laceration hazards at Augusta, Maine, plant
  • June 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 06/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pawtucket River Bridge reconstruction contractor, proposes $60,900 in fines for inadequate rescue and fall safeguards
  • June 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 06/18/2012 - US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Tribe Mediterranean Foods for safety violations following death of a worker in Taunton, Mass.
  • June 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 06/06/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites North Billerica, Mass., contractor for violations following arc blast at Andover worksite that injured worker
  • June 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 06/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $193,000 in fines for stability, steel erection, cave-in, fall hazards at Kimball Union Academy site
  • May 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - Middleton, Mass., manufacturer pays $600,000 in fines, takes corrective steps following legal action by US Labor Department after 2011 explosion
  • May 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - DeMoulas Super Markets agrees to correct hazards, enhance employee safety at all Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • May 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lancaster, Mass., packaging manufacturer following worker fatality
  • May 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $117,000 in fines to Newport, RI, contractor for cave-in hazards at Middletown, RI, work site
  • April 27 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet, proposes $147,000 in fines for workplace hazards following October 2011 fire
  • April 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/20/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Connecticut contractor for willful and serious safety violations in connection with fatal fall at Stamford work site
  • April 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts contractor, proposes $50,000 fine for fall hazards at Montville, Conn., public safety building site
  • April 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bath Iron Works for safety violations
  • March 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 03/20/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts stone fabricator for repeat and serious violations at Ansonia, Conn., facility; proposes $47,600 in fines
  • March 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire contractor following fatal fall at Keene Middle School work site
  • March 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 03/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Westinghouse plant in Newington, NH, for inadequate safeguards against hexavalent chromium
  • February 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Candia, NH, contractor for willful and serious safety violations at Manchester, NH, work site
  • January 31 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Reading, Mass., roofer for exposing workers to fall hazards at Topsfield, Mass., work site, proposes $42,000 in fines
  • January 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ashland, NH, contractor for cave-in hazards at Wolfeboro worksite
  • January 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/25/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $169,000 in fines to Hartford, Conn., contractor for repeatedly exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • January 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Labor Department files complaint to require DeMoulas Super Markets to address hazards at Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • January 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/11/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $70,000 in fines against Everett, Mass., recycling company after workers injured by rotating equipment
  • January 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $105,000 in fines against Interstate Brands for safety hazards at Hostess plant in Biddeford, Maine
2011
  • December 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/21/2011 - US Labor Department reaches settlement with Wilmington, Mass., masonry contractor to enhance fall protection for workers
  • December 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $110,000 in fines against New London, Conn., contractor for fall and other hazards at Old Lyme work site
  • December 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/07/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $127,560 in fines against recidivist Shelton, Conn., contractor for willful fall hazards
  • December 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $72,900 in fines for East Boston, Mass., painting contractor for violations at North Kingstown, RI, shipyard
  • December 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Kingstown, RI, shipyard for repeat and serious safety hazards, proposes more than $62,000 in fines
  • November 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 11/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $177,000 in fines to Pomfret, Conn., manufacturer for repeat, serious violations of workplace safety standards
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - Fall hazards of up to 57 feet at Portsmouth, NH, work site lead to $180,100 in US Labor Department proposed fines for Everett, Mass., framing contractor
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad for workplace safety hazards at Somerville maintenance facility
  • October 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 10/26/2011 - US Labor Department secures decision affirming OSHA citations and fines against Danbury, Conn., contractor for cave-in hazards
  • October 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 10/26/2011 - Cave-in hazard at Hanover, Mass., job site leads to $161,000 in proposed fines for Boston contractor Walsh Corp. from US Labor Department OSHA
  • October 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 10/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rhode Island contractor for serious safety violations after fatal worker fall at Woonsocket job site

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