Company cited in Newark airport hanger collapse

A Morris County, New Jersey-based demolition company is facing a proposed fine of $49,000 for its alleged part in the collapse of a United Airlines hangar being prepared for demolition at Newark Liberty Airport on Sept. 9. Fed-OSHA is basing the proposed fine for a single willful violation on the results of an inspection on […]

Texas employee dies following accident on pedestrian bridge

A Lubbock, Texas employee who was injured after a small park bridge collapsed has died after more than a week of hospitalization. The 57-year-old man was a heavy-equipment operator in the Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Justices nix wild west theme park cowboy shooting case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a New Jersey wild west theme park’s challenge to a U.S. Department of Labor fine over a cowboy performer’s shooting, despite the park’s claims that it shouldn’t have been fined because the shooter acted deliberately. Law360

Toledo-area auto parts maker faces $59,500 in fines

Fed-OSHA has fined a large automotive parts supplier $59,500 for a number of safety violations at its two Toledo-area facilities. The agency says it opened an investigation into two Autoneum North America Inc. plants after receiving complaints about unsafe working conditions. The company makes vehicle acoustic materials and thermal management systems. Toledo Blade

Fed-OSHA investigates severe injury at meat processing plant

Fed-OSHA issued citations to FPL Food LLC, Augusta, GA, on February 26 for 15 serious safety violations. Fed-OSHA initiated an investigation after learning a worker was hospitalized on December 3, 2015. A hydraulic saw lacerated the abdomen of a 36-year-old saw operator as he cut meat. Powder & Bulk Solids

Sharpe Holdings fined by Fed-OSHA for workplace safety violations

Fed-OSHA has cited Sharpe Holdings Inc. after three workers died in the last five years at its Northeast Missouri operations and is seeking fines that total $189,000. According to Fed-OSHA, a 51-year-old equipment operator died the day after he was ejected from the back of a van Sept. 26. Investigators found that there were no […]