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2012
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 09/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Carter Construction in Loveland, Ohio, for exposing workers to trenching hazards
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 09/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Dlubak Glass for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, plant
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 09/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Podnar Plastics for 7 violations after investigating complaints of hazards at Kent, Ohio, manufacturing facility
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 09/20/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites OPC Polymers in Columbus, Ohio, for process safety management program deficiencies; fines exceed $138,000
  • September 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 09/10/2012 - US Department of Labor orders Dana Holding Corp. to pay whistleblower nearly $275,000 in back wages, damages
  • September 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 09/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Logan Machine Co. for 16 violations after investigating complaint of hazards at Akron, Ohio, machine shop
  • August 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/28/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
  • August 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Precision Steel Services with 11 safety violations at Toledo, Ohio, facility
  • August 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites H. Nagel and Son Co. flour mill in Brookville, Ohio, with 23 violations for exposing workers to hazards
  • August 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnson Controls with 5 health violations involving asbestos work at Kankakee, Ill., job site
  • August 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Hebco Products in Bucyrus, Ohio, for 14 violations, including exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • August 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Cotton in Cleveland for exposing workers to amputation hazards by failing to guard machines
  • August 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Heritage-WTI for deficiencies in process safety management program, other violations; fines total $126,000
  • August 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Willowbrook, Ill.-based Allied Waterproofing for exposing workers to respiratory, hearing hazards
  • August 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A. Finkl and Sons in Chicago for 26 safety violations, including failing to maintain cranes
  • July 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Parker Hannifin for exposing workers to amputation, electrical hazards at Wisconsin plant
  • July 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dukane Precast for failing to call emergency services after worker seriously injured when engulfed in sand
  • July 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bridgford Food Processing after 2 workers injured, including an amputation incident, at Chicago meat processing facility
  • July 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Continental Carbonic Products for 17 health and safety violations at Greenville, Ohio, dry ice plant
  • July 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/19/2012 - US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 3 Midwest whistleblowers
  • July 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Raani Corp. for 14 safety and health violations at Bedford Park, Ill., plant
  • July 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sandwich Castings and Machine in Illinois for 20 violations including lack of machine guarding
  • July 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/12/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Marlite for amputation hazards, other safety violations at Dover, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • July 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites California-based Toxco for lead overexposure, other serious violations at Lancaster, Ohio, plant
  • July 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Polish American Contractors Builders Association to protect workers
  • June 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Cleveland Safety Forum to protect construction workers on the job
  • June 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stahl after 2 workers suffer finger amputations by unguarded machines at Wooster plant
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/14/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Guardian West for failing to monitor workers' exposure to chromium, conduct medical evaluations at Illinois plant
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $69,000 in fines to Ohio-based Trans Tech Logistics for serious safety hazards at 2 West Virginia facilities
  • June 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/12/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites VPP Group LLC after maintenance worker electrocuted at Norwalk, Wis., meat processing facility
  • June 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/11/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Illinois Gun Works for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Elmwood Park, Ill., plant
  • June 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites roofing contractor Woodridge Enterprises for lack of fall protection at 2 Illinois job sites
  • June 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 06/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brown-Campbell Co. for 19 safety and health violations at Ohio plant
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites DiGioia-Suburban Excavating with 2 willful safety violations after allowing workers to ride in excavator buckets
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Raani Corp. with 14 violations, including failing to provide emergency care, after worker dies from chemical burns
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vivid Image Inc. with 12 violations, including lack of respiratory protection after worker dies from chemical exposure
  • May 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland Cement Contractors for 6 safety violations following investigation into casino parking garage collapse
  • May 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stillion Brothers Excavation of Perrysburg, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from possible trench collapses
  • May 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gordy's Pump Service after worker killed in Spring Valley, Wis., trench collapse
  • May 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnson Controls Battery Group for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Holland, Ohio, plant
  • May 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lakeview Specialty Hospital for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at Waterford, Wis., center
  • May 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $101,000 in fines to Michigan-based Kamps Inc. for lack of hearing conservation program at Ohio wood pallet plant
  • April 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, The Samuels Group establish partnership to protect workers on Sacred Heart Hospital project in Eau Claire, Wis.
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Garland Welding for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wrayco Industries in Stow, Ohio, for 14 health and safety violations
  • April 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 15 safety violations for workplace hazards to Midwest Biofuel in Clinton, Wis., following complaint inspection
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Duraframe Dipnet for 20 safety violations at Viola, Wis., plant; proposed penalties total more than $71,000
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery in Highland, Wis., with 12 violations including lack of guarding and training
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Foods Group with 7 safety violations at Sharonville, Ohio, plant
  • April 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA reaches settlement agreement with Ohio-based Republic Steel to include additional safety measures, training at mills
  • April 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/11/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Knowlton Manufacturing in Cincinnati after worker's arm is amputated by mechanical power press
  • April 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - Judge finds All-Feed Processing and Packaging in Alpha, Ill., in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection; company ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in fines
  • April 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Steeleville, Ill., after combustible dust explosion seriously burns 2 maintenance workers
  • April 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sign Source USA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at Lima, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • April 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $151,300 in fines to Ohio-based American Showa for lack of personal protective gear, electrical hazards training
  • April 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A.M. Castle & Co. in Franklin Park, Ill., for failing to take precautions during asbestos removal; penalties exceed $127,000
  • March 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/29/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $118,000 in fines to Bridgford Foods for violations at Chicago meat processing plant
  • March 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Findlay, Ohio-based Sanoh America with 13 safety violations for exposing workers to fire, other hazards
  • March 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $88,000 in fines to Heritage Industrial Finishing for health and safety violations at Akron, Ohio, facilities
  • March 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites GTO Contractors in Neenah, Wis., for failing to protect workers from falls; proposed penalties exceed $121,000
  • March 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Jay-Em Aerospace for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • March 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites ServiceMaster Clean for exposing employees to lead, other hazards while cleaning Lancaster, Ohio, gun range
  • March 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Kishwaukee Forge Co. after worker suffers amputation at Cortland, Ill., manufacturing site
  • March 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $103,500 in fines to Polychem in Leetonia, Ohio, for 30 safety and health violations
  • March 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Willkomm Excavating and Grading of Union Grove, Wis., for failing to protect workers from trench collapse
  • March 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites G & J Enterprises after worker injured during trench collapse in Loveland, Ohio
  • March 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Falls Stamping and Welding in Cleveland for workplace violations; proposed penalties exceed $124,000
  • March 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - OSHA establishes local emphasis program to protect workers on Wisconsin dairy farms from common hazards
  • March 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers, public to guard against hazards during tornado recovery efforts
  • March 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Troy, Ohio-based Hobart Brothers with 55 safety and health violations, proposes $174,600 in fines
  • March 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes strategic partnership with Packers and Miron Construction for Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Project
  • February 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/29/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois
  • February 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/28/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Yaskawa America in Oak Creek, Wis., after worker suffers burns from electrical shock at manufacturing plant
  • February 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/23/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Landmark Services Cooperative in Evansville, Wis., for failing to protect workers loading rail cars from falls
  • February 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Miniature Precision Components in Richland Center, Wis., for failing to protect workers from burns
  • February 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Basic Grain Products in Coldwater, Ohio, for safety violations after worker injured by conveyor belt
  • February 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Milk Specialties Co. in Fond du Lac, Wis., with willful, other safety violations after fire at processing facility
  • February 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Summit Equipment & Supply in Akron, Ohio, with 24 safety violations, including failing to train workers
  • February 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jeffboat for 9 safety violations after worker fatality at Jeffersonville, Ind., barge manufacturing facility
  • February 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sanimax for violating process safety management procedures at De Forest, Wis., biodiesel plant
  • February 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites brass foundry in Fall River, Wis., for failing to protect workers from dust exposure, other violations
  • January 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Polymerics in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, after worker's hand amputated by shear machine
  • January 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Michigan-based International Automotive Components in Huron, Ohio, after worker injured during crane operations
  • January 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based Growmark with 5 safety violations for failing to protect grain bin workers at Ixonia, Wis., facility
  • January 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jennie-O Turkey Store for 11 safety violations after amputation of worker's arm at Barron, Wis., processing facility
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites steel and concrete erector in Toledo, Ohio, with repeat violations for failing to provide fall protection to workers
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices to veterans health care system of 19 safety and health violations found at St. Cloud, Minn., facility
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Curt Manufacturing in Eau Claire, Wis., after worker's thumb crushed by unguarded machine
  • January 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes nearly $148,000 in fines to Basic Marine Inc. in Escanaba, Mich., for 32 safety and health violations
  • January 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites McHugh Excavating and Plumbing for failing to protect workers from trench collapse at Madison, Wis., job site
  • January 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance to protect Ohio engineers and heavy equipment operators
2011
  • December 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $288,000 in fines to Case Farms Chicken for 61 violations at Winesburg, Ohio, processing facility
  • December 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas roofing contractor Martha M. Alvarez for lack of fall protection at 3 Wisconsin work sites
  • December 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Colfor Manufacturing for exposing workers to hazardous energy sources during machine servicing
  • December 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Warren Fabricating and Machining in Hubbard, Ohio, for 10 safety violations including lack of machine guarding
  • December 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites rubber parts fabricator Acme Machell Co. in Waukesha, Wis., for 22 safety and health violations
  • December 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines to Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries for safety violations at Cleveland facility
  • December 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/14/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lange Grinding in Streetsboro, Ohio, for 33 safety violations after worker injured by falling piece of steel
  • December 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Heat Seal in Cleveland $95,000 for 15 safety and health violations, including lack of machine guards on press brakes
  • December 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Emil's Pizza in Watertown, Wis., more than $76,000 for exposing workers to oxygen deficient atmosphere, other violations

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