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2015
  • March 17 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/17/2015 - Culture of retaliation: Union Pacific Railroad disciplines locomotive engineer for reporting workplace injury, owes worker $350K in damages
  • March 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - USPS cited for using defective forklift at main post office in Des Moines
  • March 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - Worker dies after fall at La Belle, Missouri, dairy farm
  • March 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/12/2015 - Manufacturer exposes welders inside tanks to respiratory, confined space hazards
  • March 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - 58-year-old worker dies because Bridgeton, Missouri, manufacturer ignores safety hazards
  • March 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - Advance Auto Parts exposes workers to asbestos, mold hazards
  • March 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Worker fatally pinned by forklift at Menards warehouse
  • March 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/02/2015 - OSHA cites Affordable Exteriors for 7th time in 10 years for failing to provide fall protection to roofers
  • February 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 02/24/2015 - Worker loses toes in Waterville, Kansas, grain bin; incident due to safety violations
  • February 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 02/12/2015 - OSHA finds roofer's death and second man's serious injuries could have been prevented with fall protection
  • February 11 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 02/11/2015 - Gateway Extrusions again exposes workers to amputation, other hazards
  • February 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 02/10/2015 - OSHA cites Saia Motor Freight Line after explosion injures 4 in St. Louis
  • February 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 02/05/2015 - MP Global Products LLC exposes workers to fire, amputation hazards
  • February 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 02/04/2015 - Garda Armored Car fails to train drivers on fire extinguisher use
  • January 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 01/22/2015 - Blast turns fatal at fireworks storage in Pittsburg, Kansas
  • January 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 01/21/2015 - OSHA cites Fastrack Erectors for lack of fall protection in worker fatality
2014
  • December 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 12/22/2014 - OSHA cites Robertson Incorporated Bridge and Grading Division after 16-year-old laborer dies at Delta, Missouri, construction site
  • December 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 12/16/2014 - Eaton Corp. cited for employee's heat-related kidney failure at Kearney, Nebraska, automotive manufacturing plant
  • December 09 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 12/09/2014 - Latino worker dies following exposure to nitrogen in tanker truck at Michael Foods' Big Red Farms facility in Wakefield, Nebraska
  • December 01 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 12/01/2014 - Affordable Exteriors faces $140,000 in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards in Omaha, Nebraska, area
  • November 19 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 11/19/2014 - OSHA cites Double Dutch Dairy after worker fatally injured by front-end loader in Shelby, Nebraska
  • November 13 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 11/13/2014 - New OSHA program will focus on Nebraska companies using highly hazardous chemicals
  • October 28 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 10/28/2014 - Continental Fabricators Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards
  • October 28 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 10/28/2014 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • October 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 10/15/2014 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay more than $225K to worker terminated after reporting injury at Kansas City, Kansas, rail yard
  • October 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 10/02/2014 - Struck-by vehicle incidents cause 15 percent of workplace fatalities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska
  • September 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/25/2014 - OSHA and agriculture community come together to promote safety education during National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 21-27
  • September 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/25/2014 - Stericycle Inc. ordered to reinstate Wichita, Kansas, supervisor terminated for reporting safety concerns
  • September 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/25/2014 - Worker loses life after being struck-by an excavator bucket at construction site
  • September 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/22/2014 - Worker reports respiratory inflammation after welding in rail car
  • September 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/16/2014 - Holder Construction Group and OSHA partner to protect construction workers on Oasis Data Center Project in Omaha, Nebraska
  • September 03 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/03/2014 - Heartland Workers Center establishes alliance with OSHA to educate immigrant workers on workplace safety and health
  • September 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/02/2014 - Worker fatally injured after fall at Farmers Cooperative
  • September 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/02/2014 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • July 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 07/21/2014 - January structural collapse leading to 2 worker fatalities, 9 injuries at International Nutrition in Omaha caused by overloaded storage bins
  • July 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 07/16/2014 - Midwest Farmers Cooperative cited by OSHA for serious violations after truck driver dies from exposure to ammonia vapor cloud
  • July 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 07/14/2014 - False charges, reprisals against post office worker prompts anti-retaliation lawsuit by US Department of Labor
  • June 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/23/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Habitat for Humanity-Omaha establish partnership to protect volunteer workers from construction hazards
  • June 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/23/2014 - Construction Trailer Specialists cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards
  • June 18 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/18/2014 - OSHA provides on-site assistance for cleanup and recovery workers and the public following tornadoes in Nebraska, storms in Iowa
  • June 11 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/11/2014 - Bioiberica Nebraska cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards at food supplement plant
  • June 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/10/2014 - Construction worker suffers severe injuries after fall into trench
  • June 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/04/2014 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Key/Walbridge hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Terminal Project
  • June 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/02/2014 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Nucor Steel hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event, June 2
  • June 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/02/2014 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Kirkwood Community College to participate in OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events this week
  • June 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/02/2014 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Faith Technologies hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Lenexa, Kan., communications tower training lab
  • June 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 06/02/2014 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: McCarthy Buildings Co. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event in Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
  • May 19 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 05/19/2014 - Workers exposed to dangerous silica dust at Omaha stone-cutting facility
  • May 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 05/15/2014 - Discipline of Southwestern Bell workers prompts lawsuit by US Department of Labor for illegal retaliation against workers
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 04/24/2014 - Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 04/23/2014 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered to reinstate injured employee, pay more than $85,000 in damages after OSHA found illegal retaliation
  • April 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 04/22/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA to co-host Workers' Memorial Day Events April 25 in Springfield, Mo., and April 28 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 04/14/2014 - Pinpoint Towers cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker fatality on a telecommunication tower in Wichita
  • March 06 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 03/06/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Werner Construction after worker fatally struck by front-end loader at Albion, Neb., asphalt facility
  • February 19 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 02/19/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Andres Roofing Co. $52,800 for workplace safety violations
  • February 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 02/04/2014 - Innovia Films cited by US Labor Department's OSHA; fines of $112,500 proposed
  • January 30 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Missouri plumbing company after worker fatally injured in trench collapse
  • January 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 01/16/2014 - MFA Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker fatally injured at Missouri feed and farm supplier
  • January 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 01/16/2014 - OSHA, local union, association to sign agreements, Jan. 17, to protect sheet metal and air conditioning workers in Missouri and Kansas
2013
  • December 19 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 12/19/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware for hazards associated with lead, cadmium and inorganic arsenic
  • December 17 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 12/17/2013 - Tyson Foods cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 4 workplace safety violations after worker's hand severed by unguarded machine
  • December 09 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 12/09/2013 - Rail Car Services faces US Labor Department OSHA penalties of $133,000 for repeat safety, health violations at Kansas City, Kan., train car facility
  • November 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 11/12/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new local emphasis program for programmed inspections of industries that use hazardous chemicals
  • November 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 11/04/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites JMA Roofing after worker falls from roof, resulting in a fatality in Omaha, Neb.
  • September 30 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - USA Brass Company Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., cited by the US Department of Labor's OSHA for overexposing workers to lead
  • September 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA continues outreach campaign in Midwest to protect workers from 'struck-by' vehicle incidents on job sites
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • July 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 07/22/2013 - Farmers Cooperative Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when struck by truck at Talmage, Neb., grain handling facility
  • June 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 06/25/2013 - Witt Plumbing Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when trench collapses at residential job site in Hastings, Neb.
  • June 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 06/20/2013 - Learn and Live: Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year
  • June 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 06/20/2013 - Learn and Live: Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year
  • June 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 06/20/2013 - Learn and Live: Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year
  • June 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 06/10/2013 - Davis Tool & Die cited after worker electrocuted at Fenton, Mo., facility; US Labor Department's OSHA finds 17 violations during fatality investigation
  • May 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 05/20/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Enercon Services to pay $261,152.69 in damages after firing engineer who reported unsafe work practices
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 04/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Workers' Memorial Day event April 26 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 04/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Workers' Memorial Day event April 25 in Springfield, Mo.
  • April 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 04/23/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA will participate in Workers' Memorial Day April 28, Safety Expo April 29 in Lincoln, Neb.
  • April 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 04/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Salina, Kan.-based Ryan Roofing Inc. after worker paralyzed in fall from roof
  • March 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 03/20/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites CNH America for 10 safety violations at Grand Island, Neb., facility; proposes $51,000 in fines
  • March 07 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 03/07/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nebraska Beef Ltd. for 8 safety violations at Omaha beef processing facility proposes $61,084 in fines
  • March 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 03/05/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines DarPro $91,300 for 6 safety violations at Lexington, Neb., food byproducts processing facility
  • March 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 03/04/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Henningsen Foods Inc. for 7 violations at Norfolk, Neb., food processing plant after 2 workers suffer burns
  • January 31 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 01/31/2013 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA certifies Monsanto Co. Marshall Corn Research Station as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
2012
  • December 19 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 12/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fiberglass Structures Inc. with 12 safety violations for exposing Laurel, Mont., workers to hazards
  • September 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 09/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Global Pyrotechnic Solutions in Dittmer, Mo., for 31 violations after 3 workers injured in fireworks plant explosion
  • August 27 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Neb., for willful and serious violations after worker fatality
  • August 13 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 08/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Monsanto Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center and Breeding Facility as 'star' site
  • July 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 07/25/2012 - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to pay more than $38,000 to employee in Topeka, Kan., following whistleblower investigation
  • July 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 07/25/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Schuld/Bushnell with repeat safety violations after follow-up inspection at Valley, Neb., tank manufacturing plant
  • July 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nebraska Prime Group in Hastings, Neb., for 11 violations after worker fatality at meat packing facility
  • June 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 06/21/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites National Vinyl Products, for 30 safety and health violations at St. Genevieve, Mo., plants
  • June 07 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 06/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Missouri-based PAR Electrical Contractors for safety violations following worker fatality in Montana
  • May 29 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 05/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies NuStar Energy in Wichita, Kan., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches outreach campaign in Midwest to protect employees from workplace 'struck by' vehicle accidents
  • April 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - Bartlett Grain in Atchison, Kan., cited for willful and serious violations by US Labor Department after 6 die, 2 injured in grain elevator explosion
  • April 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Workers Memorial Day event on April 27 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • January 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $148,000 in fines to Loveland Products in Fairbury, Neb., for process safety management deficiencies, other hazards

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