Fed-OSHA accuses Ashley Furniture of additional safety violations

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., already facing a possible $1.7 million fine for alleged safety violations at its massive factory in Arcadia, Wisconsin, was accused Tuesday of new infractions and of failing to report worker injuries. According to Fed-OSHA, a 56-year-old employee of the giant furniture maker lost his right ring finger after a March 11 […]

Minnesota OSHA launches investigation into brutal assault at security hospital

State safety regulators have launched an investigation into an assault at the Minnesota Security Hospital that left a staff member hospitalized with serious injuries. Officials with Minnesota OSHA made a surprise visit last Thursday to the security hospital in St. Peter, following a report that a 16-year-old patient grabbed a security counselor by the hair, […]

Fed-OSHA investigation into MillerCoors contractor ongoing

Fed-OSHA is continuing to investigate an accident that occurred June 10 at the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery involving a contractor in St. Clair Twp, Ohio. The driver of a powered industrial vehicle was unloading materials from a flatbed and backed into the injured person, who was adjusting unloaded materials and had his back to the truck. […]

Boise brewer recovering after being burned at work

The head brewer at Edge Brewing Company suffered serious burns when a malt and water mixture, also known as wort, in a tank boiled over and spewed out, covering her right side. KTVB (Boise) [with video]

Feds fine Birmingham nonprofit after violent clients attack staff

Fed-OSHA has fined a Birmingham, Alabama social service agency for allegedly failing to protect staff members from attacks by violent teenage clients. Gateway, which provides services to children and adolescents with emotional problems, was fined $7,000 earlier this week. The citation mentioned four incidents in January and February when troubled clients choked, punched and threw […]

Fed-OSHA: Connecticut company exposed employees to chemical, fire, explosion hazards

A New Britain, Connecticut based company is facing $77,000 in fines after an Fed-OSHA investigation found employees were exposed to chemical, fire, explosion and mechanical hazards. Fed-OSHA investigators says they found 24 serious violations at Metallurgical Processing Inc. during inspections in January. FoxCt (Hartford, Conn.)

Fed-OSHA cites, fines company after worker death

Fed-OSHA has fined a pipeline construction contractor $7,000 stemming from the death of a worker at a Moundsville, West Virginia job. The 57-year-old worker was killed Jan. 10 when he was pulled between the track and the frame of a crane. WV Public Broadcasting

Fed-OSHA cites Chicago-area company after press crushes finger

Fed-OSHA inspectors issued 14 serious safety violations to an Elk Grove Village, Illinois steel parts manufacturer on July 14, agency officials said. Many of the violations involve exposing workers to machinery operating parts, according to a news release. Topy Precision Manufacturing Inc. faces penalties of up to $61,695 after a 25-ton power press crushed the […]