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Most U.S. Firms Hit With Covid-19 Safety Fines Aren’t Paying Up

U.S. workplace safety regulators have announced more than $4 million in penalties on more than 300 employers they say put workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. But about two-thirds of these employers aren’t paying up. Only 108 companies had …

Virus-Tracking App Angers Thousands in Moscow With Fines

MOSCOW — When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow authorities: She checked in with doctors regularly, didn’t leave her apartment and downloaded a smartphone app required …

West Virginia Governor’s Coal Companies to Pay $5 Million In Fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The civil case brought by prosecutors in Virginia last year on …

Some Leery of Higher Fines On Georgia Drivers Using Phones

ATLANTA — Georgia drivers could face tougher penalties for using their cell phones while driving, although some lawmakers are leery of setting higher fines. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 113, but …

Judge Tosses Suit over Northwest Iowa City’s Odor Ordinance

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A northwest Iowa company that’s been fined thousands of dollars for the stink coming from its plant lost its lawsuit targeting the city of Sibley’s odor ordinance. Judge Leonard Strand of the U.S. District Court in …

Vermont Commercial Vehicle Inspection Produces $17,800 in Fines

Vermont Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and police issued almost $18,000 in fines after a three-day, around-the-clock inspection of commercial vehicles in Colchester on Interstate 89 and on U.S. Route 7. The officers participating in the June 3-5 operation were checking …

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Fined $552,000 in Last Decade

Metro-North, the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in his latest bid …

Exxon Mobil Agrees to $2.4M in Fines, Improvements

Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality says Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $2.4 million in fines, improvements and other payments to settle violations at Baton Rouge-area plants. About $2.3 million will resolve violations from 2008 into this year …

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Reports Record Year for Fines and Restitution

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department collected a record of nearly $18 million in fines and $13.4 million in restitution in 2012. The collections were from enforcement and market conduct actions, as well as 10 multi-state examinations where Pennsylvania was a lead …

Vectren Fined $100,000 Over Southern Indiana Gas Explosion

State utility officials have ordered Vectren Corp. to pay a $100,000 fine and make safety improvements over a natural gas explosion last year that destroyed a southern Indiana home and injured six people. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission issued the …