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OSHA News Releases - Region 3


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2017
  • January 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2017 - 01/05/2017 - US Labor Department sues food manufacturer, owner that terminated employee who tried to call 911 after co-worker suffered amputation
2016
  • November 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 11/23/2016 - J.C. Stucco and Stone ordered to pay nearly $345K in fines after OSHA finds company continued to expose workers to scaffolding hazards
  • November 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 11/23/2016 - OSHA launches emphasis program to protect Wilkes Barre area retail store workers as holiday season beckons
  • October 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 10/17/2016 - Pennsylvania masonry company agrees to pay $135K in back wages, damages to terminated plant manager following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • September 19 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 09/19/2016 - Despite 40 prior violations at West Virginia sawmill, OSHA finds 27 more hazards in recent inspection; $214K in fines proposed
  • September 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 09/14/2016 - OSHA cites Reading home for youth in crisis for failing to protect workers from assaults
  • September 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 09/14/2016 - OSHA fines Pennsylvania chicken processing company $317K for exposing workers to health and safety hazards following employee amputation
  • August 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 08/08/2016 - OSHA finds US Steel again exposed workers to asbestos hazards at Pittsburgh coke production facility, fines company $170K
  • August 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - OSHA cites Bradley, West Virginia, logging company for exposing workers to multiple hazards while felling trees at Raleigh County work site
  • July 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 07/13/2016 - OSHA calls on greater Philadelphia construction companies to act now to prevent worker falls after five tragic incidents in one month
  • July 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 07/11/2016 - Nation's leading pallet company agrees to pay fired worker $105K, resolving US Labor Department lawsuit
  • July 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 07/05/2016 - Federal inspectors cite national pediatric health care provider for failing to protect home care workers from physical, sexual assault
  • June 27 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA deploying assets to flood impacted West Virginia counties to ensure safety and health of workers, general public involved in cleanup efforts
  • June 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - OSHA: Auto reconditioning company failed to protect workers from toxic compounds, other safety and health hazards at Manheim facility
  • June 02 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/02/2016 - Pennsylvania stucco contractor cited by OSHA for again exposing employees to scaffolding dangers at Bear, Delaware, work site
  • May 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Workers exposed to chemical hazards, other safety and health dangers at Bethlehem global flavor, fragrance manufacturer
  • May 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/23/2016 - OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death as he repaired leak under Philadelphia's 63rd Street
  • April 28 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 04/28/2016 - Contractor's serial disregard of fall dangers underscores the necessity for National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 2-6
  • April 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 04/07/2016 - Berlin Builders faces $385K in OSHA fines for continually ignoring life-threatening dangers at Pennsylvania and Delaware sites
  • April 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 04/07/2016 - Contractor continues to expose workers to serious fall hazards
  • March 29 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 03/29/2016 - Pennsylvania contractor cited by OSHA for ignoring trench dangers as excavation collapse kills 21-year-old worker in Butler County
  • March 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 03/21/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to more than two dozen serious violations at West Virginia saw mill, including amputation, electrical hazards
  • March 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 03/21/2016 - OSHA finds Lancaster foundry exposed workers to excessively high levels of lead, cadmium and associated health risks
  • March 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 03/08/2016 - US Labor Department sues after Pennsylvania duct manufacturer fires two employees for identifying, documenting machine hazards
  • January 12 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 01/12/2016 - Investigation finds negligent worker safety practices led to 40-foot fall that paralyzed Pennsylvania construction worker
2015
  • December 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 12/22/2015 - Havertown construction company with ‘severe violator’ owner fined $70K by OSHA for willfully exposing workers to falls up to 25 feet
  • October 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 10/05/2015 - OSHA finds improperly equipped furnace led to deadly explosion at TIMET's Morgantown, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant
  • September 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 09/22/2015 - Amputation, other injuries at Pilgrim's Pride chicken facilities 'preventable'
  • June 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 06/22/2015 - Delaware poultry-processing plant exposed workers to serious hazards including musculoskeletal injuries
  • June 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 06/11/2015 - Statement by OSHA on indictment of roofing company owner charged today in employee's fatal fall
  • June 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 06/03/2015 - Construction company willfully exposes workers to scaffolding, electrocution hazards at Philadelphia work sites
  • May 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 05/18/2015 - Dollar General ignores dangers of blocked emergency exits and other serious hazards at Bear, Delaware, store; faces nearly $125K in fines
  • May 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 05/11/2015 - Pennsylvania duct manufacturer faces more than $1M in fines as workers suffer dozens of injuries, including crushed and amputated fingers
  • April 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 04/23/2015 - Employer exposes 3 workers to asbestos dangers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • March 26 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 03/26/2015 - Roofing contractor ignores electrocution hazards that caused one death, puts second worker in same jeopardy just 72 hours later
  • March 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 03/03/2015 - JC Stucco and Stone Inc. again puts workers' lives at risk, exposing them to dangerous falls, unsafe scaffolding
  • January 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 01/22/2015 - Teenager's on-the-job training results in severe injury after fall at local construction site
  • January 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 01/05/2015 - 'Severe violator' Domestic Casting endangers workers by ignoring prior OSHA violations at iron foundry
2014
  • December 29 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 12/29/2014 - Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom fail to protect young workers from heat hazards and illness, OSHA finds
  • December 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 12/23/2014 - OSHA cites The Davey Tree Expert Co. for again ignoring vehicle rollover hazard leading to fatal injury of tree trimmer
  • December 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 12/22/2014 - Scranton, Pennsylvania, chimney supply company again exposes employees to serious hazards and injuries, says OSHA
  • December 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 12/17/2014 - OSHA cites Dollar Tree Stores for exposing workers to serious hazards for second time in Delaware
  • December 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 12/01/2014 - Doyle and Roth Manufacturing Co. Inc. faces $68,600 in OSHA fines for continued safety hazards at its Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, facility
  • November 19 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 11/19/2014 - OSHA finds shipyard workers repeatedly exposed to life-threatening safety and health hazards at Norfolk, Virginia, facility
  • November 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 11/03/2014 - Bricklayers exposed to fall hazards as high as 30 feet at residential construction sites in Philadelphia
  • October 29 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 10/29/2014 - Hanover, Pennsylvania, contractor named a severe violator for again exposing workers to potentially deadly trenching hazards
  • September 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 09/16/2014 - JC Stucco and Stone Inc. willfully exposed workers to fall hazards
  • September 15 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 09/15/2014 - Over 40 safety and health violations found at Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc.
  • August 12 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 08/12/2014 - OSHA issues notice to McDowell federal prison after workers exposed to bloodborne pathogens
  • July 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 07/31/2014 - Cell tower company cited by OSHA for safety hazards following fatality in Clarksburg, West Virginia, tower collapse in February 2014
  • July 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 07/07/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles retaliation case with McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises
  • June 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 06/23/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA follow-up inspection finds Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. still violating safety standards
  • June 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 06/18/2014 - New US Department of Labor OSHA initiative aims to protect tree trimming and clearing operation workers in Delaware
  • June 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 06/18/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Delaware
  • May 06 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 05/06/2014 - Dollar Tree fined $143,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willfully exposing workers to serious safety hazards
  • May 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 05/05/2014 - Workers exposed to fall hazards at residential construction site in Hegins, Pa.
  • April 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 04/21/2014 - OSHA follow-up inspection finds 14 violations at previously cited Universal Concrete Products Corp. in Pottstown, Pa.
  • April 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 04/21/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds serious violations at paving contractor following worker fatality at Blairsville, Pa., facility
  • March 24 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 03/24/2014 - Danville manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for continued employee exposure to highly toxic hexavalent chromium
  • February 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 02/25/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Shippensburg foundry for repeat safety violations; OSHA fines total $163,240
  • February 04 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 02/04/2014 - Philadelphia Macaroni cited by US Labor Department's OSHA; fines total more than $75,000
  • January 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 01/08/2014 - Jenkintown, Pa., roofing company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards following fatal June accident
2013
  • December 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 12/30/2013 - US Labor Departments OSHA cites The Furniture Exchange for repeat, serious violations at New Brunswick, NJ, warehouse
  • December 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 12/30/2013 - Wayne's Supermarket Inc. cited for workplace safety hazards at Mullens, W. Va., store; OSHA proposes $32,200 fine
  • December 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 12/17/2013 - Boothwyn, Pa., roofing company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to excessive heat hazards
  • November 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 11/18/2013 - Upper Darby, Pa., severe violator again cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for recurring hazards at Philadelphia work site
  • November 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 11/18/2013 - Luthersburg, Pa., contractor cited for willful fall hazards at Williamsport, Pa., site; US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $37,000 in fines
  • November 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 11/14/2013 - Philadelphia demolition contractors cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for willful and serious safety violations following fatal June building collapse
  • October 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 10/31/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites B R Flowers and Co. Inc. and Tidewater Staffing Inc. after July heat fatality in Norfolk, Va.
  • September 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Masonry company based in Upper Darby, Pa., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to repeat fall hazards
  • September 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA launches alliance in Philadelphia with Consulate of Mexico to promote worker safety and health
  • September 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. forma alianza con el Consulado de Mxico en Filadelfia para promover la seguridad y la salud laboral
  • September 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Henkels and McCoy Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to safety hazards at Neptune, NJ, highway work zone
  • August 28 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Croda Inc. facility in Mill Hall, Pa., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • August 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/22/2013 - Penn Hills, Pa., lead abatement company fined by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to lead hazards at Pittsburgh work site
  • August 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines New Castle, Pa., pipefitting manufacturer $48,000 for safety and health hazards
  • August 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/21/2013 - Ripley, W.Va., logging company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for tree felling hazards following February fatality
  • August 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/13/2013 - Pittsburgh chocolate manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for hazardous energy control, safety violations following employee accident
  • August 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 08/01/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies US Army's Aberdeen Test Center about unsafe workplace conditions after January worker fatality
  • July 29 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - Manassas, Va., air carrier ordered to reinstate pilot and pay damages following whistle-blower reprisal investigation
  • July 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - Jersey City, NJ, theatrical equipment company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to workplace safety and health hazards
  • July 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - Shippensburg, Pa., foundry faces more than $96,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for safety and health hazards
  • July 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - District of Columbia dental company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • July 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces outreach campaign to protect health care workers from hazards causing musculoskeletal disorders
  • July 15 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/15/2013 - Kittanning, Pa., hospital fined by the US Labor Department's OSHA for failing to protect workers from patient assaults
  • June 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 06/18/2013 - Perkasie, Pa., helicopter contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards; fined $40,500
  • May 15 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 05/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines West Decatur, Pa., excavating company nearly $179,000 for exposing workers to trenching hazards
  • May 15 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 05/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines 2 government contractors more than $60,000 after workers injured in November 2012 flash fire
  • April 29 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 04/29/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Philadelphia plumbing and heating company more than $40,000 for workplace safety hazards
  • April 24 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 04/24/2013 - US Department of Labor fines Burlington Coat Factory more than $45,000 for safety violations at Lancaster, Pa., store
  • April 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 04/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Keystone Pain Institute in Altoona, Pa., for bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • March 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 03/25/2013 - US Department of Labors OSHA fines Reading, Pa., chemical distributor more than $64,000 for safety, chemical hazards
  • March 24 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 03/24/2013 - Lack of fall protection, other safety hazards results in citations issued to Philadelphia construction company after inspection at Medford, NJ, work site
  • March 20 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 03/20/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Morton, Pa., rail transit manufacturer nearly $61,000 for health and safety hazards
  • March 19 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 03/19/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Steel Erectors Association and Iron Workers Union to protect steel erection industry workers
  • March 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 03/11/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Lansdowne, Pa., masonry company more than $73,000 for fall and other safety hazards
  • March 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 03/05/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites J.R. Resources in Ringgold, Pa., following worker fatality in August 2012
  • February 27 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Export Fuel Co. in Export, Pa., following worker fatality in August 2012
  • February 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 02/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ellenboro, W. Va., drilling company following worker injuries in August 2012 gas well fire
  • February 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 02/05/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Allentown, Pa., soft drink company nearly $130,000 for repeat workplace safety and health hazards

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