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Big Rig Driver Facing Charges in Fatal Arizona Crash

PHOENIX — A man was allegedly driving a commercial semi-truck on a suspended license at the time of a crash near Buckeye that killed a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detention officer last month, authorities said. They said 62-year-old Jorge Yanez …

Colorado Workers Protest Covid-19 Fine Issued to Meat Plant

DENVER — A union representing workers at a Colorado meatpacking plant where six workers died of COVID-19 and hundreds more were infected will stage a protest Wednesday, claiming that federal officials should have fined the company more for its alleged …

OSHA Inspector Called Ahead of Meat Plant Visit, to Be Safe

A federal safety inspector tipped off a coronavirus-tainted Pennsylvania meatpacking plant before visiting the next day — then failed to issue a citation, according to testimony in a lawsuit accusing the agency of failing to do its job. The inspector …

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Company for Crushed Thumb

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking a $70,000 fine against an Eau Claire, Wis., company after a worker’s thumb was crushed in an accident. The agency says it has cited trailer-hitch maker Curt Manufacturing LLC for eight …

Fire Inspectors Cite Tennessee Plant for Violations

Fire inspectors have cited a Gallatin, Tenn., metal powders factory where five people died in accidents last year for 11 codes violations. The violations at the Hoeganaes Corp. plant include an accumulation of metal dust under a conveyor system. A …

Kentucky Mine Where Two Killed Had Highwall Citation in April

The Kentucky surface coal mine where two workers were killed by falling rock was cited earlier this year over the stability of a highwall. U.S. Mine Health and Safety Administration records show the agency cited operator Armstrong Coal in April. …

Oregon Ducks Player Cited Again, Car Impounded

Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris was suspended Monday after he was pulled over for several infractions, including driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance. In a statement released by the school, Ducks coach Chip Kelly suspended Harris pending further …

OSHA Cites ExxonMobil Refinery in Louisiana

ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Co. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations – 20 serious and two other-than-serious – for exposing workers to possible fires and explosions, …

OSHA Cites Louisiana Company Over Worker’s Death

The U.S. Labor Department has cited New Iberia-based Estis Well Service LLC for alleged safety violations stemming from the death of a worker near Bayou Sorrel. The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday that it has proposed more …

OSHA Cites Georgia Company After Trench Collapse

Federal officials say they found that a Georgia firm violated safety regulations after a Covington man died when a trench collapsed at a subdivision in Cumming. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Friday that Jackson-based …