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OSHA News Releases - Region 6


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2017
  • January 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2017 - 01/13/2017 - Oklahoma truck bed manufacturer fined $535K for putting workers at risk, as OSHA inspectors identify 30 safety, health violations
2016
  • December 20 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/20/2016 - OSHA fines Texas feed manufacturer nearly $92K in fines for serious and repeat health and safety violations
  • December 08 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/08/2016 - OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer
  • December 05 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/05/2016 - OSHA finds flooring subcontractor workers exposed to dangerous falls at construction site; Dallas-area employer faces $87K in fines
  • December 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - OSHA finds Texas reel manufacturer exposed workers to amputation, chemical hazards; company faces $107K in fines
  • November 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 11/22/2016 - OSHA issues more than $150K in fines to Louisiana contractor for confined space violations after fumes sicken two workers
  • November 03 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/03/2016 - OSHA finds Arkansas steel wire company failed repeatedly to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • November 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 11/01/2016 - OSHA focuses on reducing amputations suffered by Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas workers
  • October 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 10/31/2016 - OSHA investigation of two serious employee injuries finds global filtration manufacturer failed to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • October 25 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/25/2016 - OSHA investigation results in more than a dozen serious violations for Houston commercial furniture manufacturer after machine crushes worker
  • October 14 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/14/2016 - OSHA fines Louisiana chemical manufacturer more than $92K after inspection finds 9 serious violations at Westlake facility
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/30/2016 - OSHA fines Houston machinery rebuilder more than $155K for continuing to expose workers to amputation, other hazards
  • September 15 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/15/2016 - OSHA, Permian Basin STEPS Network renew alliance to support improved safety culture for Texas' oil and gas workers
  • September 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 09/06/2016 - More than $121K in OSHA fines proposed for construction companies that exposed workers to trench cave-in hazards at Austin project
  • September 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 09/01/2016 - OSHA, Workers Defense Project renew alliance to promote worker safety and health for construction workers in Austin
  • September 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 09/01/2016 - OSHA renews alliances with Mexican Consulates aimed at safety for construction workers in South Texas
  • August 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 08/24/2016 - OSHA urges Louisiana flood recovery workers, volunteers to be vigilant, aware of hazards during cleanup
  • August 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 08/16/2016 - Amputation at Tyson Foods exposes chemical, fall, fire hazards at Texas plant
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to falls, electric shock, other hazards at pre-cast concrete structure manufacturer following complaint, injury
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA fines utility contractor $46K in fatal March 2016 crane failure at highway construction project in Arkansas' Hope County
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA fines mobile home trailer axle manufacturer, recycler for exposing workers to amputations
  • August 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - Worker's death leads OSHA to fine Nucor-Yamato Steel for poor loading operations at Arkansas steel mill
  • August 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - Houston tortilla factory faces $106K in federal penalties for exposing employees to amputation, machine, fall and extreme heat hazards
  • August 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA fines KWS Manufacturing Co. for repeat, serious violations
  • July 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - OSHA identifies 21 serious violations after inspection of San Antonio specialty foods producer; proposes $104K in fines
  • July 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - Houston contractor found violating serious trench hazards for sixth time in 10 years; faces $124K in OSHA penalties
  • July 21 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/21/2016 - OSHA cites Corpus Christi Steam methane reformer plant for willful, serious violations for safety failures that exposed workers to health dangers
  • July 11 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/11/2016 - Oil and gas equipment manufacturer, local staffing company face $120K in fines after OSHA finds a combined 34 safety violations
  • July 05 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/05/2016 - OSHA fines landscaping products manufacturer $66K for repeat, serious violations after complaints of unsafe working conditions
  • June 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA fines Johns Manville after employee suffers hand amputation
  • June 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA fines underground utility contractor $52K for exposing workers to repeat, serious excavation hazards
  • June 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/28/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to amputation dangers at San Angelo woodworking manufacturer; company, staffing agency fined $63K
  • June 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - More than $50K in OSHA fines for Fort Worth steel fabricator
  • June 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - OSHA issues willful, serious citations for MillerCoors Fort Worth brewery
  • June 15 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA reminds Texas employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - US Department of Labor sues two Houston companies that illegally fired employees who told OSHA of workplace safety concerns
  • June 07 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - Barney's Police Supply firing range workers exposed to lead respiratory hazards, OSHA investigators find
  • May 31 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Despite fatal fall in 2011, San Antonio steel erection company continues to expose workers to potentially deadly fall hazards
  • May 12 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - Lack of emergency training at Houston coffee roaster cited by OSHA in deadly gas release that asphyxiated shift supervisor
  • May 12 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - OSHA cites McAllen telecommunications company for safety failures that exposed workers to various dangers
  • May 10 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Complaint leads OSHA to cite Fort Worth steel fabricator with 11 violations
  • May 10 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Utility, paving contractor again willfully exposes workers to dangers of unprotected work in underground trenches at Harris County project site
  • May 09 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/09/2016 - OSHA, Fehr's Metal Building Construction sign alliance to promote worker safety and health for construction workers in Lubbock
  • April 14 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 04/14/2016 - OSHA levies $80K in fines for Quick Roofing for repeatedly exposing Conroe, Texas, workers to falls, ladder hazards, eye injuries
  • April 12 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 04/12/2016 - Struck-by, amputation hazards to Houston workers lead OSHA to levy $172K in fines against Alfa Laval, global manufacturer
  • April 12 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 04/12/2016 - OSHA fines humanitarian relief company in Lubbock after amputation
  • April 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 04/08/2016 - OSHA fines Louisiana food manufacturer $124K for chemical, electrical and other hazards after evacuation sends workers to hospital
  • April 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 04/06/2016 - OSHA fines New Orleans tank cleaner $226K for willful, repeat violations after worker death, injuries while they cleaned rail tanker
  • April 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 04/06/2016 - OSHA fines Little Rock contractor $41K for endangering brick workers on scaffolds at Hot Springs worksite
  • March 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 03/30/2016 - OSHA fines nation's largest chicken producer $122K for failures in dangerous ammonia release at Waco plant
  • March 29 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 03/29/2016 - OSHA levies $117K in fines for Houston nursery after worker injury
  • March 23 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 03/23/2016 - OSHA issues 15 notices of violations to the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Arkansas Veterans Health System in Little Rock
  • March 23 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 03/23/2016 - OSHA cites McAllen company for safety failures that exposed workers, community to serious dangers of anhydrous ammonia
  • March 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 03/22/2016 - OSHA fines five companies more than $185K for not warning workers about asbestos, not providing protection and allowing other hazards
  • March 18 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 03/18/2016 - OSHA, oil and gas industry leaders work together to raise, promote worker safety awareness to save lives in North Texas
  • February 25 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 02/25/2016 - OSHA cites employer for exposing Houston workers to amputation and fire hazards
  • February 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 02/22/2016 - OSHA renews alliance with the West Texas Safety Training Center to promote worker safety and health for oil & gas workers in Odessa, Texas
  • February 18 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 02/18/2016 - OSHA finds Arkansas door manufacturer exposed workers to dangers from moving machine parts, risk of electrocution
  • February 18 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 02/18/2016 - OSHA allies with Amarillo chapter of Associated General Contractors Panhandle of Texas for construction worker safety
  • February 05 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 02/05/2016 - OSHA renews partnership with Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Inc.
  • February 02 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 02/02/2016 - OSHA cites performing arts employer after 21-year-old worker was fatally injured from a pyrotechnics explosion at a musical venue in Canyon, Texas
  • January 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 01/28/2016 - OSHA cites employer for exposing Katy, Texas workers to trenching hazards
  • January 25 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 01/25/2016 - Workplace hazards at Brownsville frozen seafood distributor leads to $155K in OSHA fines; company named 'severe violator'
  • January 21 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 01/21/2016 - OSHA cites SB Framing Services after worker dies after falling from roof
  • January 07 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 01/07/2016 - OSHA cites SB Framing Services after worker dies after falling from roof
  • January 04 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 01/04/2016 - Dollar General Corp. exposes employees to workplace safety and health hazards at store in Sherman, Texas
2015
  • December 28 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 12/28/2015 - US Labor Department urges tornado recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup OSHA has several teams at affected areas providing compliance assistance
  • December 23 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 12/23/2015 - Defective crane at Vidor, Texas, work site resulted in worker death
  • December 21 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 12/21/2015 - Defective crane at Vidor, Texas, work site resulted in worker death
  • December 17 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 12/17/2015 - Framing contractor cited by OSHA for failing to report hospitalizations and exposing workers to various hazards at a Fort Worth construction site
  • December 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - OSHA cites San Antonio framing contractor after worker falls 35 feet to his death at Kyle, Texas, work site; employer continues to ignore hazards
  • November 24 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 11/24/2015 - Two employers cited for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at an unprotected trench in Conroe, Texas; fines total $65,900
  • November 23 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - Two employers cited for exposing workers to fall hazards after a worker falls to his death at a Conroe, Texas, construction site
  • November 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/19/2015 - OSHA cites Baton Rouge, Louisiana, business in trench collapse that killed worker
  • November 19 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 11/19/2015 - Three commercial real estate renovators willfully expose workers to asbestos in San Antonio; fines total $112,000
  • November 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/16/2015 - Furniture manufacturer, staffing agency expose workers to hazards twice in 14 months
  • November 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/10/2015 - Unguarded balcony, lack of fall protection cause death of Dallas construction worker, OSHA finds
  • November 09 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 11/09/2015 - After amputation at Austin manufacturing plant, OSHA cites employer and temp agency for safety violations
  • November 03 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 11/03/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center to promote worker safety and health for young adults
  • October 29 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 10/29/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with Louisiana Associated General Contractors to promote worker safety and health
  • October 27 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 10/27/2015 - OSHA⿿s regional emphasis program focuses on reducing illness and injury at Southwestern chicken processing facilities
  • October 22 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 10/22/2015 - Roofing Contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 16 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 10/16/2015 - Trenching cave-in injures drainpipe installer employee
  • October 08 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 10/08/2015 - Bag manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/30/2015 - Weapons manufacturer fined $197K for endangering workers
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/30/2015 - San Marcos, Texas, auto parts maker and staffing employer fined $43K by OSHA for heat, noise and other workplace hazards
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/30/2015 - 36-foot fall kills construction worker in New Braunfels, Texas; OSHA cites contractors
  • September 21 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/21/2015 - Pier 1 Imports in Fort Worth cited by OSHA for safety hazards at two sites; fines total $86,100
  • September 17 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/17/2015 - Heat-related exposure claims life of a contract worker at a petroleum refinery
  • September 14 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/14/2015 - Extreme heat claims day laborer's life at metal recycler
  • September 14 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/14/2015 - OSHA cites El Paso stamping plant for amputations and other serious safety hazards
  • September 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 09/10/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with T&T Staff Management Inc. to promote worker safety and health
  • September 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 09/10/2015 - OSHA says worker safety pays, amputations cost
  • September 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 09/08/2015 - 3 oil well service workers killed in west Texas rig fire due to ignition hazard and lack of flame-retardant clothing, OSHA finds
  • September 03 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/03/2015 - Construction contractors cited for exposing workers on a multi-employer worksite to excavation hazards
  • September 02 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 09/02/2015 - Home builder fails to protect workers from unsafe machinery, falls and other safety hazards
  • September 02 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 09/02/2015 - Bowling center mechanic's strangulation death a 'preventable workplace tragedy'
  • September 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 09/01/2015 - Chemical processing manufacturer cited for failing to protect workers from catastrophic chemical exposures in Palestine, Texas
  • August 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 08/31/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with Mexican Consulate in El Paso to promote worker safety and health
  • August 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 08/31/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with Mexican Consulate in Austin to promote worker safety and health

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