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North Carolina Fire Department Faces 3 Citations

State regulators have cited the Winston-Salem Fire Department for three violations of workplace safety regulations and propose a $6,500 fine. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the department was cited for having defective equipment, having an outdated exposure control plan and failing …

Texas Lumber Company Faces $125K in Fines for Safety Violations

Federal safety regulators have cited a Texas sawmill for failure-to-abate previous safety violations and continuing to expose workers still to serious hazards. More than $125,000in fines are proposed for Gillespie Lumber Ltd. in Nacogdoches, which was cited by the U.S. …

OSHA Findings Contested in Williams Olefins Explosion

Officials say Williams Olefins is contesting six workplace safety violations and $99,000 in civil penalties federal regulators proposed last month for a fatal explosion June 13 at the company’s Ascension Parish, La., plant. The blast at Williams’ Geismar ethylene and …

Texas Cabinet Manufacturer Fined $267K for Severe Work Hazards

Federal officials have cited a San Antonio, Texas-based cabinet manufacturer with 29 safety and health violations and a proposed penalty of $267,434. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cardell Cabinetry LLC for failing to …

OSHA Seeks $87K for Injury at Pennsylvania Chocolate Plant

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to fine a Pittsburgh-area candy factory $87,260 for workplace safety violations allegedly found after a worker’s hand and wrist were crushed in a machine that started unexpectedly in February. Officials with Tsudis …

Texas-Based Feed Mill Fined $45K for Alleged Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Southwest Feed Mills Inc. with 12 serious safety violations for exposing workers to combustible dust, falls, unguarded machines and other hazards at the company’s Dallas facility. A December …

Louisiana Company Cited for Worker’s Death

Federal regulators have cited a Pineville, La., general contracting company for alleged workplace safety violations stemming from an employee’s death. The Town Talk reports that the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommended a $4,900 penalty for Migues Deloach …

OSHA Seeks $84K For Injury at Pennsylvania Chocolate Works

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to fine a Pittsburgh-area candy factory $84,150 for workplace safety violations allegedly found after a worker suffered serious head injuries when a machine accidentally started in October. Officials with Tsudis Chocolate Co. …

OSHA Recommends Fines for Wal-Mart Over New York Store

The U.S. Labor Department has recommended fining Wal-Mart $365,500 after inspectors say they found 24 workplace safety violations at an upstate New York store. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it received a complaint about a Rochester …