CDC tests at coffee plant find high levels of dangerous chemical

A warning for coffee workers in roasting factories and corner cafes across the country: keep your face away from the bins of roasted beans. That’s the latest word from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is examining the health hazards faced by some 600,000 people nationwide who spend their days roasting, grinding, […]

Despite dangers, interest in Anaconda’s slag increasing

Despite potential hazards, Anaconda has seen increased interest in the economic potential of the 130 acres of black slag, highly visible along Highway 1 east of the city. Charlie Coleman, Environmental Protection Agency project manager for Anaconda’s Superfund site, said the slag, by itself, is not dangerous unless it is broken up into finer material. […]

Fed-OSHA cites food manufacturer for alleged safety violations

Federal regulators have proposed $124,000 in penalties for a Louisiana food manufacturing company accused of exposing workers to hazardous chemicals and other dangerous conditions. Fed-OSHA announced Friday that it cited Diversified Foods and Seasonings LLC for 26 alleged safety violations, all but one of which it labelled as serious. Fed-OSHA says it discovered the alleged […]

Fed-OSHA probes man’s death at Missouri sheltered workshop

Federal workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a 42-year-old worker who became pinned between a truck and a forklift at a Fulton, Missouri workshop for people with disabilities. Fed-OSHA says it cited Kingdom Projects in 2014 for violations involving hazards posed by confined spaces, forklifts and machines. The company employs more than 100 […]

Fed-OSHA issues hefty fine to builder with Pennsylvania project

A New Jersey builder responsible for a large redevelopment project in Perkasie, Pennsylvania has been fined more than $385,000 for repeatedly exposing workers to dangerous falls and other safety risks at various job sites, according to Fed-OSHA. The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)

Contractor faces $200K in fines for Delaware work

A mysterious, out-of-state contractor is facing nearly $200,000 in fines for alleged safety violations at four residential construction sites in Middletown, Delaware. And that doesn’t count similar financial penalties the company is facing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. News Journal/Delaware Online