Tag: OSHA enforcement

OSHA Cites NJ Manufacturer, Places It in Severe Violator Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced May 17 it cited United Hospital Supply Corp. of Burlington, New Jersey, after an employee suffered the amputation of three fingers while operating a press brake without required safety guards on his first day at work. OSHA cited the employer with 3 willful violations, 17 serious violations, and […]

OSHA Cites Texas Children’s Hospital for Guard’s Assault

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the Texas Children’s Hospital of Houston, Texas, with a serious workplace violence violation after an aggressive patient pulled a security officer to the ground by the hair and kicked them repeatedly in the chest and abdomen, the agency announced May 10. The officer lost consciousness, was taken […]

OSHA Cites Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facility Over Deadly Maintenance Hazards

Federal safety inspectors found that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) endangered maintenance workers at its healthcare facility in Prescott, Ariz., by allowing them to work on steam lines without ensuring they followed required safety procedures. Similar hazards previously killed two workers at a VA facility in Connecticut. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

Dollar General Facing $554K In New OSHA Fines

Dollar General Corp. and its parent, Dolgencorp LLC, face $554,486 in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines following inspections of stores in Texas and Wisconsin, the agency announced April 13. At stores near Houston, Texas, and Green Bay, Wisconsin, OSHA inspectors found exit routes and walkways blocked, which are unsafe conditions that make […]

Florida Contractor Cited a Sixth Time

On March 30, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, framing contractor has been cited a sixth time since 2021 for not complying with OSHA standards for fall and eye protection and other hazards. Panhandle Guest Design Inc. now faces new proposed penalties totaling $82,500 following the […]

Florida Contractor Faces $464K OSHA Fine

A Tampa, Florida, framing contractor with a history of safety violations faces $464,079 in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for 3 willful violations and 1 repeat violation, the agency announced March 28. On September 24, 2022, OSHA inspectors observed employees of Domingos 54 Construction Inc. without fall safety gear while working atop […]

2 Connecticut Men Arrested in Fatal Trench Collapse

Two Connecticut men have been arrested following a fatal trench collapse last summer and face charges of first-degree manslaughter and first-degree reckless endangerment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced March 17. OSHA inspectors investigated the July 22, 2022, collapse of an 8-foot-deep trench in Vernon, Connecticut, that killed an employee of Botticello Inc., […]

BP Faces $156K OSHA Fine in Refinery Explosion

On March 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced citations and penalties following an investigation into two workers’ fatal burns at an Oregon, Ohio, refinery’s crude unit operated by BP Products North America Inc. The agency cited BP with 10 serious violations and one other-than-serious violation and proposed penalties totaling $156,250. As workers […]

Georgia Manufacturer Faces $423K OSHA Fine

A LaFayette, Georgia, insulation manufacturer faces Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines totaling $423,432 after a line operator suffered severe head trauma after being caught in a machine’s roller, the agency announced March 6. OSHA cited Bonded Logic Inc. for two willful, two repeat, and 10 serious violations. Agency inspectors found the employer willfully […]

El Paso Employer Facing $292K OSHA Fine for Corrosives Exposures

An El Paso, Texas, jewelry metal-plating finisher faces Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines totaling $292,693 for failing to protect employees working with dangerous acids and other chemicals from potentially permanent eye injuries, the agency announced February 28. The agency cited Arizona Traders Co., doing business as Siltec, Inc., with 12 serious workplace safety […]