Missouri transportation company fined, ordered to reinstate technician

A Sedalia, Missouri-based transportation company was fined and ordered to reinstate an employee who was fired after he reported a work-related injury. Fed-OSHA announced the action Wednesday against RCL Wiring LP, which operates as Idaho & Sedalia Transportation Company. The agency determined the employee was harassed and disciplined after he reported an injury in February […]

Fed-OSHA cites I-80 Equipment for 33 violations, proposes $133K in fines

Fed-OSHA has cited I-80 Equipment LLC in Colona, Illinois for 33 “serious” safety and health violations and has proposed fining the company $133,000. Workers were overexposed to the solvent methylene chloride and other hazards while they reconditioned bucket trucks at the dealership and repair facility, according to a release from Fed-OSHA, which cited the company […]

Fed-OSHA cites Jacksonville company for trench hazards

A Jacksonville, Florida company is facing penalties for two Fed-OSHA violations. Vallencourt Inc. has been cited for problems on a San Marco jobsite in October. Fed-OSHA levied a willful citation for failing to provide proper cave-in protection. The workers were installing water and sewer lines in a 7-foot excavation. WOKV (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Fed-OSHA fines Ohio company $131K

A central Ohio wire manufacturer where two workers were injured in separate accidents has been cited for 25 safety violations by Fed-OSHA. The agency cited Columbus-based ITC Manufacturing on Wednesday for violating federal workplace safety and health regulations by failing to protect the workers from machine operating parts. The agency also proposed $131,000 in fines. […]

Blue Rhino to pay $52k following 2013 Florida explosion

Fed-OSHA has reached a settlement with Blue Rhino in a 2013 explosion that injured eight workers in a Tavares, Florida propane-gas plant. Blue Rhino will pay $52,000 in penalties and is required to eliminate any remaining hazards within 60 days. A fireball tore through the plant on County Road 448 on July 29, 2013, sending […]

Logging company cited for worker safety violations

Federal regulators have cited a logging company for 22 serious worker safety violations. Fed-OSHA says Ray Clearing Inc. of Bickmore, West Virginia also was issued one other-than-serious citations. The citations stem from an inspection by Fed-OSHA’s Charleston Area Office at a site in Cabin Creek on Aug. 4. The agency said Wednesday in a news […]