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2016
  • July 27 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 07/27/2016 - OSHA finds Windsor adhesive tape manufacturer exposed workers to widespread electrical, fire, chemical hazards
  • July 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 07/15/2016 - OSHA cites East Hartford mattress recycler for uncorrected, new and recurring hazards for workers
  • July 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 07/14/2016 - Andover contractor exposes employees to cave-in hazards in Stoneham
  • June 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - Worker's fall reveals OSHA violations by roofing contractor
  • June 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - Trucking company fired driver for refusing to violate safety regulations
  • June 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - OSHA fines window restoration company $40K for lead, other hazards
  • June 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/01/2016 - OSHA fines leading rail equipment manufacturer $105K for exposing workers to several cancer-causing chemicals, other hazards
  • May 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/26/2016 - Repeat safety and health violator US Chutes Inc. fails to correct hazards, 'needlessly places its workers at risk' of illness, injury
  • May 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/24/2016 - Cambridge candy manufacturer, Boston staffing agency, cited by OSHA after temporary employee loses part of finger while operating machine
  • May 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/09/2016 - Ammonia leak, alarm failure at Taunton food products distribution center highlights potentially deadly chemical hazard
  • May 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/03/2016 - Worker⿿s fall from Newton rooftop could have been prevented: OSHA
  • April 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 04/08/2016 - Blocked emergency exit, improperly stored stock pose hazards for Guess? store employees at Foxwoods Casino
  • March 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 03/09/2016 - Lynn roofing contractor again exposes employees to fall, electrical hazards
  • February 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/26/2016 - Employees at Connecticut steel foundry exposed to electrical, chemical, mechanical and fire hazards and lack of protective equipment
  • February 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/22/2016 - Connecticut aircraft engine repair station employees exposed to hexavalent chromium, fire hazards
  • February 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/22/2016 - OSHA: Fatal Taunton aerial lift tip over was 'preventable'
  • February 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/22/2016 - OSHA administrative law judge rules that Connecticut contractor misclassified employees as independent contractors
  • February 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/18/2016 - OSHA: Circus tent in fatal New Hampshire collapse not erected correctly
  • February 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/17/2016 - OSHA: Bryant University structural steel collapse 'needless and preventable'
  • February 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 02/02/2016 - Stratford contractor again exposes employees to fall, scaffold hazards
  • January 27 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 01/27/2016 - OSHA: Employees of Terryville, Connecticut, manufacturer exposed to chemical, fire, other hazards
  • January 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 01/26/2016 - Massachusetts roofing contractor again exposes workers to fall hazards A S General Construction Inc. faces $188K in OSHA fines for 16 violations
  • January 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 01/26/2016 - Lake Compounce Theme Park employees exposed to chemical, fire, other hazards: OSHA
  • January 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 01/11/2016 - Settlement with Massachusetts contractor seeks to prevent future deaths and honor memory of two workers killed in 2014 crane accident
  • January 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 01/05/2016 - Serial violator exposes employees to potentially fatal fall and other hazards at New Hampshire worksite
2015
  • December 23 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/23/2015 - Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  • December 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/17/2015 - Habitual workplace safety violator Force Corp. again exposes roofing workers to potentially fatal fall hazards
  • December 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/17/2015 - Forever 21 Retail Inc. agrees to correct hazards, pay $100K in penalties for safety violations at Westfarms Mall store in Farmington, Connecticut
  • December 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - Wyman Gordon employees exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards
  • December 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/02/2015 - Connecticut manufacturer unlawfully discharged employees for filing OSHA safety and health complaints, US Labor Department charges
  • December 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/02/2015 - OSHA issues notices to West Haven, Connecticut VA Medical Center for exposing workers to new and recurring hazards
  • November 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 11/18/2015 - Worker 'would not have died' in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, trench if employer had followed proper procedures, says OSHA
  • November 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 11/05/2015 - Acton based granite countertop manufacturer exposes employees to new and recurring safety hazards after failing to correct violation
  • October 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 10/06/2015 - Falling boxes of patio furniture at Massachusetts Big Lots store strike employee, causing hospitalization
  • September 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 09/30/2015 - AmeriGas Propane LP flouts safety standards designed to prevent catastrophe
  • September 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 09/29/2015 - OSHA asks Connecticut employers to safeguard workers after heat leads to employee's kidney failure
  • September 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 09/10/2015 - Employees of Plainville, Connecticut, electroplating company exposed to chemical, mechanical hazards
  • August 27 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 08/27/2015 - US Court of Appeals holds serial OSHA violator in contempt
  • August 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 08/19/2015 - Hannaford Supermarkets acts to prevent musculoskeletal injuries for warehouse employees in Maine and New York
  • August 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 08/14/2015 - OSHA: Bridgeport Family Dollar store employees face exit access hazards
  • July 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 07/20/2015 - Employees of New Britain, Conn., heat treatment plant face chemical, fire, explosion and mechanical hazards
  • June 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 06/16/2015 - Temporary staffing company agrees to implement changes to protect employees at all its work sites
  • June 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 06/15/2015 - East Greenwich, Rhode Island, health clinic provider lacks effective blood hazard safeguards
  • May 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 05/15/2015 - Record snowfall highlights why fall safety is a year-round concern
  • May 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 05/12/2015 - Forever 21 Retail Inc. store in Connecticut among those endangering employees because of obstructed emergency exit route
  • May 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 05/12/2015 - Roofing workers spotted in 'clear-and-present danger' by OSHA inspectors as they drive by North Smithfield, Rhode Island, job site
  • April 23 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/23/2015 - Ringling Bros. to enhance safety for all aerial acts after settlement agreement
  • April 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/20/2015 - Follow up OSHA inspections identify new and recurring hazards for employees at New Hampshire sign manufacturer
  • April 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/16/2015 - Allied Painting Inc. exposes employees to lead and fall hazards at Braga Bridge worksite in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • April 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/10/2015 - Southbury, Connecticut residential home builder exposes workers to potentially fatal fall hazards
  • April 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/09/2015 - Beacon Industries Inc. exposes employees to mechanical, electrical and other hazards at Newington, Conn., manufacturing plant
  • April 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/08/2015 - Court orders dentist to pay $85K to employee fired for safety complaint
  • April 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Three Massachusetts roofers hospitalized after substandard scaffold breaks
  • March 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/26/2015 - New Hampshire electrical contractor exposes employee to fall and electric shock hazards at Concord jobsite
  • March 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/13/2015 - OSHA issues hazard alert letter to Hope Elephants following death
  • March 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/11/2015 - Serial violator Stephen Lessard faces contempt charges for ignoring OSHA safety hazards, failing to pay $400K in fines
  • March 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/02/2015 - Employees avert explosion, fire and other dangers after solvent spill at freight terminal exposes employer's lack of readiness
  • February 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 02/25/2015 - For the fourth time in 4 years, Massachusetts roofing contractor cited for exposing employees to potentially fatal falls
  • February 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 02/17/2015 - Employees at Bristol, Connecticut, trash-to-energy plant exposed to combustible dust, fire, electrical, confined space, other hazards
  • February 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 02/12/2015 - Central Transport LLC shipping exposes terminal employees in multiple states to injuries and death from defective forklifts
  • February 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 02/10/2015 - Formed Fiber Technologies in Auburn, Maine, exposes employees to lacerations, amputation and other hazards
  • January 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 01/15/2015 - Litchfield County, Connecticut, manufacturer exposes employees to dangerous respiratory, chemical and other safety hazards
  • January 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 01/12/2015 - 4 contractors expose workers to potentially fatal falls at Easthampton, Massachusetts, renovation project
2014
  • December 31 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 12/31/2014 - New Hampshire company faces $230,400 in OSHA fines for exposing employees to fall, crushing, noise and other hazards
  • December 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 12/16/2014 - Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violates rights of Connecticut worker who reported injury and filed OSHA complaint
  • November 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 11/20/2014 - Workers at Billerica, Massachusetts, freight shipping terminal exposed to electrocution, fall, crushing and other hazards
  • November 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 11/19/2014 - Fire at Vernon, Connecticut, precision machining and fabricating facility sparks OSHA investigation
  • November 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 11/04/2014 - OSHA finds that overloading led to Providence, Rhode Island, circus fall
  • October 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 10/16/2014 - Employees exposed to potentially fatal fall hazards at Bridgeport, Connecticut, work site
  • October 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 10/09/2014 - FedEx Ground Packaging System Inc. cited for machine guarding hazard at Wilmington, Massachusetts, distribution center
  • October 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 10/08/2014 - Manchester, Connecticut, contractor cited for 25 serious violations at Hockanum Mill renovation site in Rockville
  • October 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 10/07/2014 - Newington, Connecticut, stair and cabinet manufacturer cited by OSHA for mechanical, chemical and fire hazards after employee amputation
  • October 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 10/02/2014 - Wolcott, Connecticut, roofing contractor cited for fall hazards after fatal worker fall in Watertown, Connecticut
  • October 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 10/01/2014 - New Hampshire contractor with history of safety violations exposed employees to 25-foot falls
  • September 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 09/24/2014 - Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp. cited for safety violations in connection with 2 worker fatalities on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • September 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 09/19/2014 - D and J Ironworks cited for inadequate workplace safeguards following fatal fire in Boston's Back Bay
  • September 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 09/10/2014 - Enfield, Connecticut, roofing contractor exposed workers to falls at 2 New Britain sites, faces nearly $300,000 in OSHA fines
  • August 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 08/28/2014 - Connecticut plastics manufacturer exposed employees to falls, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards
  • August 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 08/21/2014 - Employees of The Preservation Society of Newport County exposed to lead and fall hazards at Bellevue Avenue mansion in Newport, Rhode Island
  • July 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 07/28/2014 - Employees of P. Gioioso and Sons Inc. faced electrocution hazards from power lines at Massachusetts work site
  • July 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 07/17/2014 - Connecticut contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 17 serious workplace health violations at Easthampton, Massachusetts, renovation site
  • July 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 07/02/2014 - Massachusetts employer sued by US Department of Labor agrees to pay worker who was discharged after filing OSHA complaint
  • July 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 07/02/2014 - OSHA fines Dollar Tree Stores $177,800 for exposing employees to serious safety hazards at Massachusetts store
  • July 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 07/02/2014 - TLD Ace Corp. cited for exposing workers to fall, fire and electrical hazards
  • June 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 06/09/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Massachusetts seafood processor for serious safety violations following worker's death
  • June 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 06/03/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violated Federal Railroad Safety Act anti-discrimination provisions
  • June 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 06/02/2014 - Boston Bridge and Steel Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health hazards following employee death
  • May 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 05/20/2014 - After explosion, US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 3-D printing firm for exposing workers to combustible metal powder, electrical hazards
  • May 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 05/13/2014 - US Department of Labor sues West Springfield, Mass., employer for allegedly firing an employee who filed an OSHA complaint
  • May 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 05/12/2014 - Safety hazards at Salisbury, Mass., manufacturer lead to $93,200 in US Department of Labor OSHA fines
  • May 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 05/12/2014 - Lee, Mass., contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 'needless and avoidable' fatal fall at Stockbridge work site
  • May 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 05/06/2014 - Stamford, Conn., contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for wall collapse, fall hazards at construction work site
  • 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 - US Postal Service cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after heat-related death of Medford, Mass., mail carrier in July heat wave

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