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2016
  • April 28 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 04/28/2016 - Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at Kansas battery manufacturer; OSHA finds multiple machine, electrical hazards
  • April 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 04/25/2016 - OSHA finds chemical manufacturer lacked proper procedures
  • April 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 04/20/2016 - OSHA finds tank manufacturing facility failed to fix discrepancies, continues to expose workers to respiratory cancer risk, other hazards
  • April 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 04/12/2016 - OSHA finds dozen violations at Becton, Dickinson and Co. in Holdrege after two workers suffer finger amputations
  • March 31 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/31/2016 - OSHA cites Russell Stover Candies after ammonia release shuts plant
  • March 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/24/2016 - OSHA urges greater employers, worker vigilance toward safety after 4 Nebraska workers die of job-related injuries in March
  • March 17 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/17/2016 - OSHA emphasizes need to reduce illness, injury among Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri poultry processors
  • March 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/16/2016 - With nearly 8 percent of Nebraska workers hurt on the job, OSHA focuses education, enforcement effort on meat processing industry
  • March 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/16/2016 - OSHA cites cabinet maker for exposing workers to amputation, respiratory, chemical, electrical and other safety hazards
  • March 03 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/03/2016 - OSHA finds Jake Rieger Farms wrongfully terminated driver who refused to operate truck that violated Iowa law; owes $55K in wages, damages
  • February 29 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 02/29/2016 - OSHA cites Sharpe Holdings in death of worker at Missouri dairy farm
  • February 29 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 02/29/2016 - OSHA continues focus on protecting workers from struck-by vehicle hazards at job sites in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri
  • February 17 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 02/17/2016 - OSHA cites Martell, Nebraska, feed mill for grain handling hazards
  • February 11 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 02/11/2016 - Three workers suffer amputation, serious injuries at Schwan food processing facility
  • February 01 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 02/01/2016 - OSHA's regional emphasis focuses on reducing illness, injury at high-hazard manufacturing facilities in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri
  • February 01 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 02/01/2016 - Dollar General store endangers workers by blocking exit routes with trash
  • January 20 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 01/20/2016 - OSHA cites Kansas grain cooperative for exposing workers to fall, grain dust hazards at Quinter location
  • January 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 01/14/2016 - Fall protection could have prevented 39-year-old worker's death
2015
  • December 30 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 12/30/2015 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards during flood and storm cleanup
  • December 28 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 12/28/2015 - OSHA cites business for exposing immigrant workers with limited English skills to many hazards; company faces more than $366K in proposed penalties
  • December 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 12/22/2015 - Springfield, Missouri, warehouse fails to report hospitalization of 3 workers injured when pallets of glass bottles collapse at packaging facility
  • December 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 12/16/2015 - Forklift operators exposed to 20-foot fall, trip hazards while working in low-light conditions at St. Louis warehouse
  • December 09 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 12/09/2015 - Worker wrongfully terminated after workplace injury, company ordered to pay more than $332K in back wages and damages, as well as attorney's fees
  • October 27 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/27/2015 - Iowa postal facility exposes mail handler to excessive heat
  • October 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/15/2015 - OSHA finds improper load rigging caused fatal worker injury in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • October 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/14/2015 - Worker suffers 3rd-degree burns in glass factory fire
  • October 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/14/2015 - Railcar was unsafe for entry before deadly blast killed two workers, injured a third at Omaha cleaning facility
  • October 07 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/07/2015 - Safety mechanisms would have prevented worker's death
  • September 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 09/22/2015 - OSHA cites Martin Foundry Co. for workplace lead exposure
  • September 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 09/10/2015 - OSHA cites food processing plant after worker exposed to refrigerant ammonia
  • September 01 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 09/01/2015 - Nebraska flooring manufacturer tries to conceal hazards as OSHA investigates temporary worker's amputated fingers
  • August 27 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 08/27/2015 - 54-year-old employee loses 4 fingers at Wahlco recycling plant
  • August 26 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 08/26/2015 - Moving company cited in heat-related death of worker
  • August 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 08/12/2015 - Construction company cited in death of worker at wind energy site
  • August 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 08/05/2015 - Workers exposed to multiple safety and health hazards at boiler manufacturer
  • July 29 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 07/29/2015 - Missouri manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • July 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 07/16/2015 - Welders and grinders face toxic metal, noise hazards at Springfield, Missouri, plant
  • June 18 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 06/18/2015 - OSHA cites construction company in death of heavy equipment operator
  • June 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 06/15/2015 - 62-year-old worker dies after manufacturer ignores safety hazards
  • June 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 06/12/2015 - 7,600-pound conveyor crushes worker after weld failure - a preventable death, says OSHA
  • June 04 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 06/04/2015 - GBW Railcar Services faces OSHA violations and fines after blast injures 7 workers, 2 severely in Cummings, Kansas
  • May 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 05/22/2015 - Federal court finds Martin Foundry, owners and consultants in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection
  • May 18 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 05/18/2015 - Lack of safety equipment and training cost electrical technician his life
  • April 06 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Metso Minerals exposes workers to serious hazards found in machine operations and welding steel
  • April 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - USPS mail processing center again cited by OSHA for fire extinguisher, electrical violations at St. Louis facility
  • April 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - Aluminum foundry exposes workers to chlorine gas and other hazards
  • 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 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • 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 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 - Stericycle Inc. ordered to reinstate Wichita, Kansas, supervisor terminated for reporting safety concerns
  • 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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

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