New Jersey worker’s death spurs $43K in fines against roofing company

A roofing company was recently fined $43,000 over safety violations at a Parsippany, New Jersey jobsite that caused a worker’s death, federal labor authorities said. According to Fed-OSHA, the worker fell about 25 feet at a jobsite on August 24, dying six days later from his injuries. NJ Advance Media

Fed-OSHA to investigate deadly shooting at Kansas workplace

Fed-OSHA is heading to Wichita to investigate the shooting at Excel Industries Inc. The Administration’s Wichita office is sending employees to Hesston to investigate a shooting that left four people dead, including the shooter, who was employed at Excel. Fourteen others were injured. WIBW (Topeka, Kan.)

Ohio incerator worker’s injury leads to citation

An East Liverpool, Ohio company that operates a hazardous waste incinerator has been cited by Fed-OSHA after an employee was injured last summer. According to a release from the Department of Labor, its investigation showed that the HTS technician, who has 20 years of experience, was pumping several different hazardous wastes from drums into an […]

Circus operators dispute Fed-OSHA fines after tent collapse

The circus company whose tent collapsed, killing two audience members and injuring dozens of others in Lancaster in August, is contesting more than $33,000 in fines from Fed-OSHA, which cited Walker International Events for 14 serious violations of workplace safety standards. New Hampshire Union Leader

Connecticut steel company faces $104K in Fed-OSHA fines

Fed-OSHA is set to fine a Groton, Connecticut steel foundry company $104,000 for alleged dangerous working conditions. Fed-OSHA says PCC Structurals-Groton failed to provide protection for its employees leaving them exposed to electrical, chemical, mechanical and fire hazards. WTNH (New Haven)

Florida: Fleming Island company facing nearly $54K in federal fines

A Fleming Island roofing company faces federal fines for alleged workplace safety violations that put workers at risk, according to an investigation. Fed-OSHA lodged a $53,900 fine against John Whigham Sheeting Inc. of Fleming Island in a citation and accompanying report issued Feb. 17, for not protecting workers with safety net systems or personal fall […]