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09/18/2020

Three Recent COVID-19 Safety Enforcement Actions by OSHA & Cal/OSHA

OSHA recently announced enforcement actions against two meat packing facilities related to COVID-19 workplace safety. Cal/OSHA also announced citations against a frozen food manufacturer in the Golden State for COVID-19 workplace safety violations.

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09/11/2020

Auto-parts Manufacturer Pays $1.5M After Lockout/Tagout Accidental Death

An auto-parts manufacturer has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company allowed workers to ignore OSHA safety standards, resulting in the death of one of its employees.

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04/23/2020

Discretion in OSHA Enforcement During COVID-19

Last week, OSHA released a memo stating that the Agency will consider an employer’s “good-faith efforts” prior to any enforcement action in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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04/17/2020

OSHA Issues $315K In Citations for a Partial Building Collapse in Downtown New Orleans

OSHA recently issued penalties to 11 contractors related to alleged workplace safety violations at the construction site of a hotel in downtown New Orleans. OSHA alleges these violations led to the partial collapse of a building on Oct. 12, 2019 that killed three workers and seriously injured 18 others.

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01/06/2020

Railcar Servicer Fined $550K After Worker Fatality

On December 4, OSHA fined a railcar company $551,226 due to confined space safety violations that led to the death of an employee in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

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10/29/2019

Meat Plant Fined $50K by OSHA Following Death of Worker

A Pennsylvania meat processing plant has been fined $49,062 in safety violations after an employee was killed as a result of falling or being pulled into a commercial meat grinder.

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09/09/2019

OSHA Fines Nationwide Delivery Company $13K for Excessive Heat Exposure

One of the largest delivery companies in the world has been fined $13,260 by OSHA for allegedly exposing one of its drivers to excessive heat, requiring immediate medical care.  

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08/12/2019

NJ CEO Found Personally Liable for Company’s $412K OSHA Violations

On July 25, the US Court of Appeals found a CEO personally liable for his company’s $412k OSHA penalty if the New Jersey construction company refuses to pay.

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01/21/2016

Newport, WA Plant Fined $1.3M for Explosion that Injured 17

A Newport, WA plastics and composites production plant where a July 2015 explosion injured seventeen workers has been cited for willful and serious violations of OSHA’s work safety standards. 

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