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Washington Dollar Tree Stores Cited Again, Faces $306,000 Fine

For the second time in less than two years, Dollar Tree Stores Inc., faces stiff fines for workplace safety violations at two of its stores. The company faces $306,000 in state penalties. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited …

Washington Construction Firm Fined More Than $200,000 for Repeated Safety Violations

A Puyallup, Wash., construction company faces a large fine for numerous repeated safety violations that exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has …

Washington Potato Processor Fined $213,160 for Repeated Workplace Safety Violations

Repeated serious safety violations have resulted in a serious workplace injury and in a large fine for a potato processer in Warden, Wash. Washington Potato Company was cited for five repeat-serious and three repeat-general violations, and an additional 15 serious …

Seattle Employer Fined More Than $215,000 for Workplace Safety Violations

A Seattle, Wash., employer has been cited for multiple serious workplace health violations after a worker became entangled in a rotating shaft while working inside a confined space. In connection with the citation, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) …

Washington Motel 6 Fined $112,450 for Exposing Workers to Used Needles

Exposure of workers to used hypodermic needles while cleaning rooms, and a lack of required training on the use of chemical cleaners are among the violations that have resulted in a fine and citation for a Vancouver Motel 6. The …

Washington Mill Fined $150K for Workplace Safety Violations

The Columbia Cedar mill in Kettle Falls, Wash., has been fined $151,800 for safety violations after a worker was seriously hurt while trying to clear bark from a hopper. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited the employer for …

Washington Construction Firm Fined $170,500 for Safety Violations

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited Kiewit General Joint Venture for safety violations related to tower crane operations at its bridge pontoon construction site in Aberdeen. Kiewit was cited for three willful violations and one …

Manufacturer Fined Nearly $182K for Safety Violations at Texas Facility

A federal inspection prompted by employee complaints found workers exposed to amputations and other hazards at D&D Manufacturing Inc. in El Paso, Texas. The company has been cited for 41 safety and health violations, including 36 serious violations, by the …

Missouri Steel Fabricator Fined $52K for Workplace Hazards

A St. Louis, Mo., steel fabricator has been fined more than $50,000 by a federal agency for 15 workplace safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Continental Fabricators Inc. following an unspecified number of …

Oklahoma Plating Company Fined $341.5K for Workplace Safety Violations

Pride Plating Inc. in Grove, Okla., was cited on Sept. 4 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to cancer-causing health hazards from hexavalent chromium. The company received 38 violations with proposed penalties …