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2011
  • December 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Central Transport International in Hillside, Ill., for repeat safety violations, including unsafe forklifts
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/06/2011 - US Department of Labor settles litigation against grain bin operator in July 2010 deaths of 2 teens in Mount Carroll, Ill.
  • December 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department cites Waymar Construction Co. in Shelby, Ohio, for child labor and safety violations after 16-year-old injured on job site
  • November 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Igor Jerema Construction in Buffalo Grove, Ill., for safety violations after worker dies from scaffold fall
  • November 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Northern Steel Castings in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., for exposing workers to respiratory hazards
  • November 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites United Contracting in Forest Junction, Wis., for failing to provide fall protection to painters, other violations
  • November 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gire Construction in Champaign, Ill., for fall hazards; fines total $144,100
  • November 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Odom Industries in Milford, Ohio, for altering injury and illness logs, other violations
  • November 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $150,000 in fines to Electronic Plating Co. in Cicero, Ill., for chemical and physical hazards
  • November 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Legend Tube and Metal Sales in Cleveland for 21 safety violations after cranes struck workers
  • November 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/10/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fry's Roofing and Construction in Toledo for willful violations including lack of fall protection, eye safety
  • November 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vinton Construction Co. for failing to provide trench workers with cave-in protection at Brookfield, Wis., site
  • November 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry in Morris, Ill., for violating process safety management procedures at chemical plant
  • November 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/04/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 Chicago construction companies for exposing workers to asbestos hazards
  • November 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Phoenix in Eau Claire, Wis., for exposing workers to combustible dust, failing to use protective equipment
  • November 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Neman Painting & Sandblasting in Waukesha, Wis., for 42 violations, including respirator hazards
  • November 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Illinois pet food production and packaging company for 23 health and safety violations; fines exceed $750,000
  • November 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gardner Equipment Co. in Columbus and Juneau, Wis., for 22 safety and health violations
  • October 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/31/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bosserman Aviation Equipment in Carey, Ohio, for exposing workers to confined space and other hazards
  • October 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/31/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites USUI International Corp. in Monroe, Ohio, for repeatedly failing to train workers in lockout/tagout procedures
  • October 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Canton Drop Forge in Ohio for safety violations after worker dies in machinery accident
  • October 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Campbell Road Sawmill after worker killed while felling trees at Archbold, Ohio, job site
  • October 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas-based operator of Jiffy Lube in Arlington Heights, Ill., for repeated slip and fall hazards, other violations
  • October 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/17/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Steel Structures of Ohio for endangering employees' safety and health; fines total nearly $148,000
  • October 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/11/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sifco Forge Group in Cleveland for 13 safety violations, proposes more than $84,000 in fines
  • October 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Karyall Teleday in Brooklyn, Ohio, for respirable dust hazards and other violations; fines total $58,800
  • October 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites G.A. Rich and Sons in Lexington, Ill., for failing to protect trench workers; proposed penalties exceed $59,000
  • October 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/04/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Future Environmental in Mokena, Ill., for exposing workers to respiratory, other hazards; fines total more than $122,760
  • October 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies Tyler Pipe in Marshfield, Mo., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • October 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 10/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA reaches settlement with Wisconsin-based Cooperative Plus to improve grain bin safety training, abate hazards
  • September 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Marietta Industrial Enterprises in Marietta, Ohio, after worker's death at recycling facility
  • September 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Kraft Foods at Madison, Wis., facility for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals, other violations
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety partnership with Vogel Bros. Building Co. for Mentor Commercialization Upgrade Project in Madison, Wis.
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites operator of Pick 'N Save grocery in Brookfield, Wis., after worker suffers leg fracture from fall
  • September 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites City Brewing Co. in La Crosse, Wis., for exposing workers to ammonia, other hazards; proposed fines total $108,000
  • September 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety partnership with Ryan Companies US Inc. at Kone Building Project work site in Moline, Ill.
  • September 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bedford Heights, Ohio, event and party rental company for 19 safety violations; proposed fines total $154,000
  • September 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Anchor Hocking in Lancaster, Ohio, for 12 safety violations after maintenance employee suffers amputation injury
  • August 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/30/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Marshfield DoorSystems in Wisconsin after employee is injured by conveyor belt lacking proper machine guards
  • August 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio Aluminum Industries in Garfield Heights, Ohio, for 14 safety citations; proposed fines exceed $60,000
  • August 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
  • August 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ashland, Ohio-based Americarb for 11 safety violations after workplace fatality
  • August 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Crown Battery Manufacturing Co. in Fremont, Ohio, for exposing workers to lead; fines total $97,000
  • August 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/15/2011 - Judge orders All-Feed Processing and Packaging in Alpha, Ill., to allow US Labor Department's OSHA to conduct inspection or pay fines of $500 a day
  • August 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety and health partnership with Weis Builders for Illinois State University Cardinal Court project in Normal
  • August 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based Martin and Company Excavating for failing to provide trench workers with cave-in protection
  • August 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites MM Industries in Salem, Ohio, for 38 serious safety and health violations; fines total more than $102,000
  • August 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/02/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Michels Power Division in Brownsville, Wis., after worker is fatally electrocuted
  • July 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/27/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products for 18 safety and health violations; fines total nearly $379,000
  • July 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/26/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Advantage Powder Coating in Defiance, Ohio, for lack of machine guarding following worker death
  • July 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brenner Tank Services of Wisconsin for lack of machine guards and protection from respirable dust, other hazards
  • July 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Don Wartko Construction more than $171,000, cites company for lack of trench protection at 3 Cleveland sites
  • July 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based West Troy Tool and Machine for 11 safety violations after worker injured by power press
  • July 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jewel Food Stores for safety violations at Franklin Park, Ill., food warehouse, proposes $75,000 in fines
  • July 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites T & D Metal Products in Watseka, Ill., with 4 safety violations after 2 workers suffer amputations
  • July 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/06/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites The Home Depot store in Chicago for failing to remove damaged equipment from use, other violations; fines total $55,000
  • July 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/06/2011 - US Department of Labor files complaint against Niles Family Dentistry, owner in Niles, Ohio, for violating whistleblower provision of the OSH Act
  • June 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/30/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites All Feed Processing and Packing in Galva, Ill., for failing to provide respirator protection; fines exceed $167,000
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Quality Stamping Products for 27 safety and health violations, including failing to report amputations
  • June 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites R and B Grinding Co. in Racine, Wis., for safety and health violations; nearly $106,000 proposed in fines
  • June 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria, Ill., with safety violations for failing to lock out equipment; fines total $66,000
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/22/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $119,000 in fines to Honeywell International in Metropolis, Ill., for safety violations following vapor release
  • June 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bontrager Excavating in Uniontown, Ohio, after one worker killed, another injured in trench cave-in
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jones Dairy Farms in Ft. Atkinson, Wis., for 15 safety and health violations; fines total $70,000
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dell Services Federal Government for exposing workers to unsafe conditions at Rock Island Arsenal
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lewis Construction and Cedar Falls Building Systems following death of worker on job site
  • June 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety partnership for St. Alexius Medical Center construction project in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
  • June 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 06/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites T & F Systems in Cleveland for exposing workers to fall hazards; fines exceed $66,000
  • May 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/26/2011 - Administrative law judge upholds OSHA citation issued to Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Logistics Services
  • May 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/24/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites WPM Construction Services for exposing workers to cave-in and traffic hazards at Toledo, Ohio, job site
  • May 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites veterans health care center in North Chicago, Ill., for 33 safety and health violations
  • May 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Multi-Cast Corp. for safety and health violations at foundry; proposed penalties total $178,500
  • May 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Albin Carlson & Co. of Addison, Ill., for exposing workers to lead at Chicago job site; fines total more than $180,000
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites PolyChem Services in Chicago Heights, Ill., for safety and health violations after employee suffers burns
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Capital Construction for exposing workers to fall, other hazards on Cleveland job site; fines total $102,000
  • May 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bill Smith Auto Parts of Urbana, Ill., for 20 safety and health violations; fines total $49,000
  • May 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wheeling, Ill., appliance distributor for 11 safety violations; fines total $49,000
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Milwaukee foundry for exposing workers to lead; fines total more than $108,000
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance to protect Ohio workers in manufacturing, service, construction industries
  • May 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Quinco Steel of Chicago Heights, Ill., for exposing workers to fall hazards, proposes more than $75,000 in fines
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Orval Kent Foods of Delphos, Ohio, for 11 safety violations following worker injury
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Paradise Park Assisted Living in Lake Zurich, Ill., with safety and health violations after needle stick injury
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites The Model Pattern and Foundry Co. of Cincinnati with 32 safety and health violations
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Compco Industries of Columbiana, Ohio, for 24 safety violations including lack of machine guarding, other hazards
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites J.P. Phillips of Franklin Park, Ill., for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • April 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites APBN Inc. of Campbell, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from fall, water hazards during bridge construction project
  • April 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites wind farm servicing company for 6 willful safety violations after worker suffers burns in wind tower
  • April 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tampa Enterprises for exposing workers to fall hazards at Columbus, Ohio, job site; penalties total $161,000
  • April 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Trimat Construction of Bidwell, Ohio, after inspector asks worker to leave trench moments before collapse
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites T. Scott Dillman Enterprises for failing to provide roof and scaffolding fall protection
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Howard Industries of Columbus, Ohio, with 23 safety violations for electrical hazards, other violation
  • April 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety partnership with Holder Construction for DuPont project in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • March 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tyson Foods of Jefferson, Wis., for exposing workers to safety hazards; fines total $45,000
  • March 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Columbus, Ohio-based Buckeye Radiation Oncology for failing to protect workers from lead, cadmium exposure
  • March 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - Judge upholds OSHA citations issued to Ohio-based ALL Erection and Crane Rental for health and safety violations
  • March 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/17/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety partnership for Evergreen Park's Little Company of Mary hospital addition
  • March 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ace Iron and Metal of Columbus, Ohio, for safety violations following injury to scrap yard worker
  • March 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Diaz Roofing of Madison, Wis., for exposing workers to fall hazards; fines total $55,800
  • March 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/07/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Chicago-area contractor nearly $123,000 for failing to provide trench cave-in protection for workers
  • February 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 02/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Associated Milk Producers and Bechel Bros. for failing to protect workers from falls

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