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Kentucky Utility to Pay Penalty After House Explosion

A Louisville, Ky., utility has agreed to pay a $125,000 penalty to settle allegations by the Public Service Commission of safety violations after a house explosion. The PSC said in a statement Tuesday that it has suspended another $125,000 in …

New Hampshire Man Failed to Clean Up Oil Spill

The state has issued an $80,000 penalty against a New Hampshire man, saying he failed to report and clean up an oil spill in the basement of an apartment he owns. The state Department of Environmental Services estimated between 200 …

Toymaker to Pay $1.1M Over Recalled Toy Dart Gun

Toymaker Henry Gordy International Inc has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.1 million over a dart gun set linked to three deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Friday. Its Auto Fire Target Sets were sold …

Stanley Black & Decker Agrees to Pay $960K Penalty

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal consumer watchdog agency, said Wednesday that Black & Decker agreed to pay a $960,000 civil penalty to settle allegations it knowingly failed to report some safety problems with its Grasshog XP Weed Trimmer/Edger. …

Alabama Hikes Penalty for Driving Without Insurance

Alabama drivers are facing stiffer penalties for failing to have liability insurance under a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley. In 2001, state lawmakers required all state drivers to carry motor vehicle liability coverage. However, drivers purchasing …

Chevron Puerto Rico to Pay $600,000 Penalty

Chevron Puerto Rico has agreed to improve safety standards at approximately 100 underground storage tank facilities that had been cited for leakage violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. The agency said the company will pay a $600,000 penalty …

Illinois Home Depot Store Fined $55,000 by OSHA

A Home Depot store in Chicago was cited for alleged safety violations, including failing to remove damaged equipment from service by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company faces proposed penalties of $55,000. Two repeat citations, with proposed …

Ill.’s Caterpillar Inc. Fined $66,000 by OSHA

Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria has been hit with proposed penalties of $66,000 for three safety violations for failing to follow proper procedures to lock out and tag out the energy sources of equipment, according to OSHA. This follows an …

Insurance Companies to Pay $50K Penalty to Iowa

Allied Property and Casualty Insurance and six affiliated companies have agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty to the state of Iowa for overcharging on more than 1,700 Iowa auto insurance policies. The Gazette said that coding errors caused the companies …

OSHA Fines Arkansas Aluminum Company

Pocahontas Aluminum Co. Inc., a company that employs about 85 workers and manufactures aluminum window and door products, has been cited by OSHA with 19 alleged serious and five alleged repeat safety and health violations at the company’s facility in …