Hazmat spill at Massachusetts e-cigarette component manufacturer

Fed-OSHA in 2016 fined the Salem, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of e-cigarette components that experienced a chemical spill Sunday. The $15,075 in penalties stemmed from an inspection and the company’s failure to put an emergency action plan in place. The violation appears to be unrelated to Sunday’s chemical spill, in which more than 20 people were sickened […]

Ohio meat-packager raided by ICE was fined $211K by Fed-OSHA

Following the December death of a 49-year-old illegal worker, Fed-OSHA issued more than $200,000 in fines against a Canton, Ohio-based meat packaging company, including for repeat violations, less than two weeks before immigration agents arrested 146 suspected illegal workers. The fines stem from three different incidents at the company’s various plants. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Company fined $202K for trench collapse that killed Ohio worker

Fed-OSHA has fined an excavating company whose employee was killed in a trench collapse in Morrow, Ohio last year more than $202,000 for violations including failure to provide proper cave-in protection or make provisions for prompt medical attention in the event of injury. WCPO (Cincinnati)

Examiner opinion: Donnelly ‘scrubbed’ website of claims about OSHA violations

When fact-checking an attack ad released by a GOP Super PAC backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., defended his family business from an attack he called false. But a Donnelly aide now admits the campaign quietly “scrubbed” the online document: the Senate Leadership Fund accused the Donnelly family business […]

Kentucky construction worker electrocuted at Lexington site

A coroner has identified a 61-year-old worker who was killed when his dump truck came into contact with high-voltage power lines at a Lexington, Kentucky construction site Friday. Fed-OSHA is investigating. News Tribune