OSHA News Releases - Region 5
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2014
  • April 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 04/10/2014 - Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 04/09/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Interlake Mecalux $71,700 for exposing workers to amputation, serious hazards at Illinois storage system manufacturer
  • March 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/31/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues $50,600 in proposed fines to Grede Wisconsin for repeatedly exposing workers to respirable silica dust
  • March 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/31/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Fischer Excavating $58,100 for trenching hazards at Rockford work site
  • March 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/24/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites two Ohio companies for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead, serious fall hazards
  • March 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/17/2014 - ConAgra Foods faces $117,000 in US Department of Labor OSHA penalties for failing to protect workers from dangerous machinery, other hazards
  • March 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/11/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes fines of $46,900 after Celtic Environmental workers exposed to lead hazards
  • March 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/11/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $112,000 in penalties for workers exposed to amputation hazards at Gaspar Inc.
  • March 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/10/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines New Wave Plastics $51,800 for multiple serious hazards at Cleveland facility
  • March 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/06/2014 - Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to 5 suspended, injured employees after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • March 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/05/2014 - Pressed Paperboard Technologies will pay $81,450 in penalties after US Department of Labor OSHA cites safety violations at Findlay facility
  • February 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/27/2014 - County Materials Corp. cited for serious violations by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker's foot severed at an Elderon, Wis., job site
  • February 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/26/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to co-sponsor Illinois workplace safety and health conference in Peoria on March 5, 2014
  • February 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/26/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $77,472 in fines for Beck Aluminum Alloys after worker exposed to chlorine gas at smelting plant
  • February 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/25/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines E.R. Wagner Manufacturing $106,000 for serious safety violations at Milwaukee metal stamping plant
  • February 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/19/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $91,800 in fines for Ohio printing company
  • February 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/13/2014 - G and J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers faces $86,900 in US Labor Department OSHA penalties for exposing workers to repeat safety violations
  • February 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/10/2014 - Suspension of 13 AT and T workers prompts lawsuit by US Labor Department
  • February 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/06/2014 - Solvay Specialty Polymers cited by US Labor Department's OSHA; fines of $77,000 proposed
  • February 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/06/2014 - Arlington Plating Co. faces $155,430 in penalties for exposing workers to guarding, electrical and other hazards
  • February 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/04/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland metal company for repeat violations, including lead exposure; $61,600 in proposed fines
  • January 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Gateway Cold Storage for 5 safety violations
  • January 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fry's Roofing and Construction for safety violations
  • January 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA Cites Torrance Castings Inc. for 10 safety violations after furnace operator fatally injured
  • January 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - Lapmaster Precision Finishing Services cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety violations at Ohio plant
  • January 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/27/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes alliance with Chicago Roofing Contractors Association to improve health and safety at construction sites
  • January 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/27/2014 - J.B. Stamping cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after inspection finds 21 violations at Cleveland metal stamping facility
  • January 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/23/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Mike Neri Sewer and Water Contractor in Illinois for repeatedly failing to protect workers in trench
  • January 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/22/2014 - PPG Industries cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after fatality at manufacturing plan
  • January 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/22/2014 - Illinois concrete company cited after temporary worker fatality
  • January 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/22/2014 - Chicago engineering company fails to protect workers in trench
  • January 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/15/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Minerals facility for repeatedly failing to lockout equipment, protect workers from falls; fines total $195,470
  • January 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 01/13/2014 - Following complaint inspection, US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes fines of $144,000 for US Postal Service facility in Champaign, Ill.
2013
  • December 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/30/2013 - Tip Top Roofing and Construction cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing roofing workers to fall hazards at DeKalb, Ill., home site
  • December 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Reliable Castings Corp. $293,700 for multiple violations at Sidney, Ohio, plant
  • December 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pure Power Technologies after worker burned by electrical arc flash at Waukesha, Wis., foundry
  • December 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/19/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Integrated Airline Services in Franklin Park, Ill., for repeat safety violations; proposes $55,000 in fines
  • December 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/17/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Grand Rock Co. after worker has fingers amputated by unguarded machine
  • December 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/16/2013 - Pinnacle Metal Products cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker suffered serious head injury that resulted in blindness
  • December 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/09/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Arlington Metals Corp. for 38 violations
  • December 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/03/2013 - Illinois Central Railroad faces fines of $110,500 after US Department of Labor's OSHA inspection finds worker exposure to lead
  • December 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/02/2013 - Aldridge Electric fue citada por OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. luego que trabajador muriera en Chicago en relación con el calor
  • December 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 12/02/2013 - Aldridge Electric cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after heat-related death of worker in Chicago
  • November 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Central Ready Mix for 10 violations after worker fatally engulfed in fly-ash silo at Middletown, Ohio, concrete company
  • November 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/26/2013 - Cheney Pulp and Paper Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker fatally injured at Franklin, Ohio, paper mill
  • November 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/25/2013 - Offering safety and health assistance to tornado damaged communities
  • November 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/20/2013 - Affordable Roofing and Exteriors cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing roofing workers to fall hazards on central Illinois job sites
  • November 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/19/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $70,070 fine for PTS Contractors Inc. for cave-in hazards during trenching operations
  • November 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/19/2013 - Judge orders North Canton-based Star Air, Akron Reserve Ammunition, owner to pay more than $300,000 to 2 terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • November 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Illinois
  • November 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/12/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Selfridge Air National Guard Base for 8 violations including exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • November 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/12/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites White Cedar Shingles for 9 violations after worker fatally injured at Superior, Wis., manufacturer
  • November 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 11/05/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes fines for Strategic Materials because it lacks a respiratory protection program at its East Troy, Wis., recycling plant
  • October 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/31/2013 - Northstar Metal Products cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for multiple violations following April explosion and fire at Glendale Heights, Ill., plant
  • October 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/31/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Quaker City Castings for 9 safety violations at Salem, Ohio, foundry; proposes fines of $45,000
  • October 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/29/2013 - Frost Tile and Marble Co. faces $136,400 OSHA penalty for failing to abate previous safety violations at Norton, Ohio, tile manufacturing plant
  • October 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/28/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Formed Fiber Technologies $115,000 for repeat safety and health violations at fabric manufacturing plant
  • October 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/28/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 36 safety violations at Indiana's Crane Army Ammunition Activity following March explosion
  • October 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/28/2013 - Napoleon Spring Works faces $147,600 in proposed OSHA penalties for exposing workers to amputation hazards at Archbold, Ohio, plant
  • October 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 10/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites United Ethanol for 15 violations after worker fatally engulfed in corn bin at Milton, Wis., ethanol facility
  • September 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - Fiberdome Inc. cited by the US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to airborne hazards at Lake Mills, Wis., manufacturing plant
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - Judge orders S.E.M. Villa II to pay back wages to whistleblower who reported bedbugs at Milford, Ohio, retirement home
  • September 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/23/2013 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA, Buckeye STEPS Network establish alliance to address hazards associated with oil and gas operations
  • September 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/19/2013 - Optimum Plastics Inc. faces $81,000 in proposed US Department of Labor OSHA penalties after 4 workers suffer fractures at Delaware, Ohio, plant
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - Piramal Glass USA Inc. cited by US Labor Department for 21 OSHA violations after worker has finger amputated during work at Park Hills, Mo., plant
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - Cross Construction cited by OSHA for recurring trenching violations at job site in Danville, Ill.
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Feutz Contractors Inc. for exposing workers to trench hazards at job site in Mahomet, Ill.
  • September 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/12/2013 - Edsal Manufacturing faces $75,000 penalty from US Labor Department's OSHA for blocking exit routes, other safety violations at Chicago facility
  • September 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/10/2013 - Reliable Contracting and Equipment Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety violation, failing to protect workers in trench
  • September 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Hinkle Manufacturing faces $61,600 in proposed penalties from US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker injured in Perrysburg, Ohio
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Packaging Corporation of America fined $185,560 for 30 safety violations by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker burned in Tomahawk, Wis., fire
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - OSHA cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 safety violations after 3 workers seriously injured in explosion and fire at Cary, Ill., paint plant
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites E.L. Mustee and Sons in Cleveland for failing to correct violations; proposes $63,490 in fines
  • September 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/04/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Vienna Beef Ltd. $53,000 for 10 safety violations at Chicago meat processing facility
  • September 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - St. Louis Cold Drawn cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker electrocuted at St. Louis industrial steel manufacturer
  • August 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/29/2013 - Ameriwood Industries in Tiffin, Ohio, faces $50,000 penalty from US Department of Labor's OSHA for lack of energy control procedures
  • August 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines American Excelsior Co. $65,000 after 2 workers injured by unguarded machines at Norwalk, Ohio, factory
  • August 26 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, MIOSHA and Consulate of Mexico to sign workers' protection alliance Aug. 27 in Detroit during Labor Rights Week
  • August 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - Home Depot Inc. fined $150,700 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat safety hazards at Reynoldsburg, Ohio, store
  • August 26 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - Construction workers to pause for safety stand-down on fall hazards, Sept. 3
  • August 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/22/2013 - OSHA cites Hagel Metal Fabrication for willful violations after worker fatally crushed by unguarded machine at Illinois plant
  • August 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/20/2013 - US Labor Department orders 2 subsidiaries of Canadian National Railway to pay 2 workers more than $260,000 in back pay and damages
  • August 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/19/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Okamoto Sandusky Manufacturing for 15 safety violations at Sandusky, Ohio, vinyl automotive products plant
  • August 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - Republic Steel faces fines of $1.1 million for 24 safety violations; company previously agreed to address hazards in 2012 OSHA settlement
  • August 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/12/2013 - Badger Metal Finishing cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 14 violations, including failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak
  • August 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/07/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Spectrum Machine $188,300 for exposing workers to lead hazards at Ravenna, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • August 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/05/2013 - Construction workers of Woodward Rock Cut Campus in Loves Park, Ill., to benefit from OSHA strategic partnership
  • August 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 08/05/2013 - OSHA cites Hoist Liftruck Mfg. with $235,800 for repeat safety violations at Bedford Park, Ill., truck manufacturing center
  • July 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/31/2013 - OSHA establishes partnership with Greenfire/Gilbane, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council to protect workers on Potawatomi Hotel project
  • July 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Owen-Brockway Glass Container $61,000 after citing 6 violations at Zanesville, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • July 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - OSHA fines Echo Lake Foods $150,000 after 27 safety violations found at Burlington and Franksville, Wis., frozen food production plants
  • July 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/24/2013 - IVEX Protective Packaging issued 21 safety citations following OSHA investigation into January explosion at Sidney, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • July 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Anchor Hocking Co. $74,600 after worker suffers burns at Lancaster, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • July 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/22/2013 - Strategic Partnership to protect workers during road reconstruction of Interstate 74 and Interstate 155 in Tazewell Count
  • July 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Coit Services of Ohio to pay $161,228 to technician fired after reporting unsafe lead abatement practices
  • July 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/17/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Specialty Metals Processing in Stow, Ohio, for failing to correct violations; proposes $131,320 in fines
  • July 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/10/2013 - Site Maintenance Inc. facing 8 OSHA safety citations, $73,920 in penalties for failing to provide fall protection for roofers at two Schaumburg, Ill., job sites
  • July 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/03/2013 - OSHA fines Midland Davis Corp. $64,680 for repeat safety violations at Moline, Ill., scrap metal recycling center
  • July 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/01/2013 - OSHA cites Great Western Products Co. for repeat violations after investigations at Assumption, Ill., plant
  • July 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/01/2013 - Regency Technologies fined $66,000 by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to cadmium at Upper Sandusky electronics recycling facility

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