Tag: worker fatality

Georgia Sawmill Cited for Woodchipper Fatality

Thompson Hardwoods Inc., a Hazlehurst, Georgia, sawmill, is facing $267,327 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines after a 24-year-old employee suffered fatal injuries while working with a woodchipper, the agency announced July 2. OSHA investigators found that the worker suffered serious injuries when the equipment activated while he tried to clear a log jam. After coworkers […]

Georgia Resin Maker Cited in Employee’s Fatal Machine Injury

Crown USA Inc., a Woodbury, Georgia, plastic and resin manufacturer, faces a $98,699 OSHA fine after a 37-year-old employee suffered fatal injuries while performing machine maintenance, the agency announced June 20. The maintenance technician was crushed inside an unlocked hooding palletizer while servicing the machine, according to OSHA. Agency investigators determined that the employer’s violations […]

Alabama Mobile Home Maker Cited in Fatal Fall

Kabco Builders Inc., a Boaz, Alabama, mobile home manufacturer, received an $81,463 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine following an employee’s fatal fall, the agency announced June 20. Investigators determined that an employee was alone loading shingles as they straddled a 2-foot-wide space between a platform and a mobile home’s roof when they slipped […]

OSHA Settles with New Jersey Contractor After Fatal Fall

Granite & Marble Services LLC, a Linden, New Jersey, contractor, has agreed to pay a $13,500 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine following a worker’s fatal fall at a Bayonne building site, the agency announced May 23. After OSHA cited the contractor with four serious safety violations, the company requested an informal conference with […]

NJ Transportation Company Facing $437K OSHA Fine

New Jersey transportation company Dana Container faces $437,860 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for one willful, three repeat, and four serious violations, OSHA announced January 31. The agency cited Dana for one willful violation because it didn’t properly maintain safety data sheets for chemicals, including corrosives. Three repeat violations involved chemical container labels […]

Musical Instrument Maker Facing $273K OSHA Fine

Conn-Selmer Inc., an Eastlake, Ohio, musical instrument manufacturer, is facing $273,447 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for three repeat and three serious violations, the agency announced January 24. On July 14, 2023, a worker suffered a fingertip amputation while setting up a machine die inside a press used to manufacture sousaphones. Investigators […]

Wisconsin Sawmill Facing $1.4 Million OSHA Fine

A Florence, Wisconsin, sawmill faces $1.4 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties following a 16-year-old worker’s fatal injuries, the agency announced December 19. OSHA cited Florence Hardwoods LLC for eight willful, six repeat, 29 serious, and four other-than-serious safety and health violations. The agency categorized five of the willful violations as egregious, […]

3M Facing $313K OSHA Fine Following Fatality

Manufacturer 3M Company faces $312,518 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines after an employee at the company’s Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, facility became caught in a machine’s rotating rollers and suffered fatal injuries, OSHA announced November 7. The agency cited the company with two willful safety violations. The incident followed the company’s assessment […]

OSHA, WHD Investigating Poultry Plant Fatality, Child Labor Violations

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) are investigating workplace safety and child labor violations at a Hattiesburg, Mississippi, poultry plant following the death of a 16-year-old worker, the DOL announced September 11. “As federal investigators continue to try to understand how a 16-year-old died […]

Alabama Sawmill Faces $184K OSHA Fine for Fatality

Rex Lumber LLC faces $184,385 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines after a 20-year-old worker trying to clear a jammed roller in its Troy, Alabama, sawmill was crushed and killed after stored energy caused the infeed unit to close on him, the agency announced July 5. OSHA issued a willful citation for allowing […]