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Texting Crackdown on Kansas Drivers Nets 56 Citations

A recent 10-day statewide crackdown on drivers who send or receive text messages on their cell phones resulted in dozens of citations, but officials say there are some gray areas that make enforcing the law a challenge. The Kansas Highway …

Higher Fine for Phone Use in Car Approved by Delaware House

A proposed increase in the first-time penalty for using a handheld cell phone or other electronic device while driving is making progress in the Delaware General Assembly. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the House of Representatives approved a …

More Than 1K Traffic Citations Issued in I-95 Crackdown

Delaware troopers were busy this past weekend cracking down on traffic violations during a multistate enforcement safety initiative along Interstate 95. The Drive to Save Lives initiative was a one-day effort involving police in all 15 states along the I-95 …

Schwan’s Georgia Plant Gets 32 Health and Safety Citations

An Atlanta branch of a Minnesota-based food production company was slapped with 32 health and safety violations, federal regulators announced Wednesday. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration describes the citations for Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc. as …

Traffic Cameras Bring Tiny Ohio Village to a Stop

This little village had a big problem. Each day, thousands of cars – sometimes as many as 18,000 – rolled along Elmwood Place’s streets, crossing the third-of-a-mile town to get to neighboring Cincinnati or major employers in bustling suburbs or …

Surprise Sweep of Washington Work Sites Uncovers Unregistered Contractors

In the fourth surprise sweep in Washington state since August, construction compliance inspectors with the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) visited 63 work sites in Chelan and Douglas counties this past weekend, citing 11 contractors for either lacking a …

No Citations in Deadly Illinois Cornfield Accident

Citations won’t be filed after two young farm workers were electrocuted while removing tassels from corn in rural northwestern Illinois last summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday. Jade Garza and Hannah Kendall, both 14, of Sterling died …

MSHA Shuts Kentucky Mine Over Coal Fire, Other Hazards

A Kentucky mine was shut down after federal inspectors found two unsecured cases of explosives near a burning pile of coal, as the government issued 174 citations and 19 orders at troubled coal mines during December. The Mine Safety and …

OSHA Wants $53K From Pennsylvania Gas Driller for Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants a southwestern Pennsylvania drilling company to pay $53,200 in fines for alleged safety violations even though they weren’t linked to a worker’s death. OSHA says Thursday it found 14 “serious” violations, including …

OSHA Cites Railcar Company for Arkansas Worker’s Death

American Railcar Industries Inc., headquartered in Saint Charles, Mo., was cited for 10 serious safety violations after an employee was electrocuted while performing repair work on a tanker-style railcar July 25 at the company’s work site near Marmaduke, the Occupational …