- Contractor could face criminal charges for asbestos exposure Updated: Aug-20-15 5:08 am
OKAWVILLE, Illinois - A southern Illinois contractor whose companies were fined nearly $2 million for federal workplace safety violations involving asbestos exposure could face a criminal inquiry.
- OSHA fines chicken processing company for safety violations Updated: Aug-15-15 3:07 pm
WINESBURG, Ohio - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the owners of a northeast Ohio chicken processing plant $861,000 for what the agency says are safety violations that expose workers to the risk of amputation, electrocution and falls.
- OSHA issues violation following worker's death in Nebraska Updated: Aug-12-15 6:15 pm
ELGIN, Nebraska - A federal agency has issued a safety violation to a North Dakota-based construction company following the May death of a crane operator in northeast Nebraska.
- OSHA: Illinois company exposed Mexican workers to asbestos Updated: Aug-11-15 11:53 am
OKAWVILLE, Illinois - The top federal official for worker safety said Tuesday that an Illinois businessman's "outrageous behavior" of bringing in Mexican workers to remove asbestos without safety gear warrants fines of nearly $1.8 million.
- Newark recycling plant fined $53,900 for safety violations Updated: Aug-07-15 3:23 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - The U.S. Department of Labor says a Newark recycling plant has been cited for violations that left its employees susceptible to injuries, including amputations.
- Obama administration plans new workplace limits on beryllium Updated: Aug-06-15 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules to limit workplace exposure to beryllium, a type of metal used in aerospace, electronics and other industries that can cause serious health problems when it's ground into dust and inhaled.
- Federal agency says 33 injured in Missouri plant explosion Updated: Aug-05-15 11:14 am
MARSTON, Missouri - Preliminary investigations indicate molten aluminum hitting water caused explosions that injured more than 30 employees at a southeast Missouri aluminum plant, a federal agency said Wednesday.
- OSHA proposes hefty fines against Kapco Updated: Aug-04-15 1:28 pm
OSCEOLA, Wisconsin - The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors allege Kapco Metal Stamping has failed to implement safety procedures it agreed to after a worker lost part of her right index finger on a welding machine in Osceola last year.
- OSHA launches investigation into Allentown's Dorney Park Updated: Aug-04-15 3:17 am
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom after an employee was hospitalized at the Allentown theme park in July.
- Feds investigate after Ohio worker dies deglazing bathtub Updated: Aug-01-15 7:04 am
CLEVELAND - A federal agency says it is investigating the death of a worker in Cleveland who apparently was overcome with chemical fumes while stripping the glaze off a bathtub.
- Columbus cabinet factory faces OSHA fines Updated: Jul-31-15 5:05 am
COLUMBUS, Montana - Federal safety regulators have ordered a Columbus cabinet maker to pay a $50,000 fine for safety violations that they say led to the death of an employee in January.