Tag: OSHA fines

OSHA Enforcement Roundup Q2 2024

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to carry out inspections and issue citations to employers that expose workers to hazardous conditions. We’ve summarized some of the key enforcement cases from the past few months for a look at where OSHA is focusing its efforts. Food processor supplier fined $1.7 million An Ohio-based food […]

Alabama Contractor Settles with OSHA in Struck-By Death

After a shipping container weighing more than 4 tons fell and struck an employee at a jobsite near Tuscaloosa, Ballard Contractors Inc., a Moundville, Alabama, concrete contractor, entered into an informal settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to resolve citations and penalties, the agency announced July 9.   OSHA investigators learned […]

Illinois Contractor Facing $264K in New OSHA Fines

Maestro Construction Inc., a Bolingbrook, Illinois, construction contractor that has been cited seven times since 2020, faces $264,407 in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for again exposing employees doing framing work to the risk of deadly falls at two homes under construction in Hanover Park, the agency announced June 12. OSHA inspectors […]

OSHA Cites Subcontractor for Asbestos Exposures in Hospital Demolition

Chicago-area subcontractor K.L.F. Enterprises faces $392,002 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for exposing its employees and others to asbestos during the structural demolition of a Waukegan, Illinois, hospital, the agency announced May 15. Agency investigators observed K.L.F. employees not wearing protective equipment amid piles of debris and steel I-beams during the structural […]

Missouri Roofer Facing $258K OSHA Fine

Missouri roofing contractor 13 Construction & Pro Services LLC faces $258,063 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for illegally exposing roofing workers to the dangers of fall hazards—five times in seven weeks at six Wentzville, Missouri, residential building sites, the agency announced May 7. OSHA inspectors opened investigations after observing 13 Construction & […]

Bakery Facing $253K OSHA Lockout/Tagout Fine

Pan-O-Gold Baking Company, a Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, commercial baking facility, faces $262,953 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for two repeat, six serious, and two other-than-serious violations, the agency announced May 6. OSHA investigators cited Pan-O-Gold’s failures to train employees in lockout/tagout energy control procedures, provide adequate machine guarding, require the use of […]

Two Employers Facing OSHA Fines in Fatal Falls

A pair of employers—one in East Boston, Massachusetts, and another in Hahira, Georgia—face Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations and fines following employees’ fatal falls. Sky Safety Inc. of East Boston faces $447,087 in OSHA penalties after a window cleaner’s fatal 29-story fall from a building in downtown Boston’s financial district, the agency announced […]

Employer Facing $164K OSHA Fine in Visiting Nurse’s Death

A pair of home healthcare providers face $163,627 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines following the death of a licensed practical nurse during a home visit in Willimantic, Connecticut, the agency announced May 1. OSHA cited Jordan Health Care Inc. and New England Home Care Inc., both doing business as Elara Caring, with […]

Guam Contractor Faces $1 Million OSHA Fine

Guam contractor Giant Construction Corp. faces $1,038,918 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for trenching violations. Federal inspectors found employees working in trenches deeper than 5 feet without required safety equipment. Giant Construction, a Tamuning contractor, was installing sewer lines in multiple trenches at a worksite in the Palisades Subdivision Project in Tiyan. […]

Florida Contractor Cited in Heat-Related Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Belle Glade, Florida, farm labor contractor McNeill Labor Management Inc. in the heatstroke death of a migrant sugar cane farmworker, the agency announced April 15. Because there’s no federal standard for heat exposures or heat illness prevention and the agency cites employers under the General Duty Clause […]