Bergen Regional Medical Center: A climate of violence at hospital of last resort

In 2013, a 6-year-old girl in the juvenile psychiatric ward at Bergen Regional Medical Center in New Jersey was sexually accosted by a young boy who was also a patient, according to a lawsuit. The following year, the outraged family of an elderly woman with dementia who lived in the long-term-care unit complained to federal […]

Inspection of Arizona rehabilitation center ongoing

Following a serious injury to a special needs worker, an inspection into working conditions at the Graham County, Arizona Rehabilitation Center is ongoing. If a violation is found, it won’t be the first time the organization has been penalized. The current inspection began April 27 through a referral regarding a shredding incident in April in […]

Fed-OSHA recommends $4,900 fine for excavators in Omaha pub blaze

Federal authorities are proposing that the Minnesota excavation company drilling in the area of M’s Pub at the time of the January fire be cited for one serious violation and fined $4,900. The fire, which city investigators said was fueled by natural gas from a damaged utility line, destroyed the M’s Pub building in Omaha’s […]

MIOSHA issues stop-work order to tree services company

A Bay County, Michigan tree-cutting and landscaping company has been served a cease-operation order by Michigan OSHA after officials reported numerous hazards on the job site that they say compromised the safety of the company’s employees. The owner of the tree service company admitted his company was at fault for the reported citations, but said […]

Farmers fight ‘extreme burden’ of Fed-OSHA rules

An explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 killed 15 people and caused federal regulators to take a second look at the rules in an effort to prevent future tragedies. Fed-OSHA says the rules are critically needed, but farmers in Nebraska say it’s a misguided effort, as they attempt to roll back the regulations. […]

Tritter Feefer cited following factory accident

Case goods manufacturer Tritter Feefer has received several citations from Fed-OSHA following a December incident that resulted in a worker losing part of a finger. Fed-OSHA announced this week that it has issued citations to the company, including one willful and four serious safety violations that could lead to a $58,520 fine. The action is […]

Fed-OSHA fines Illinois contractor $59K for trench safety violations

Fed-OSHA has fined Illinois contractor Kellenberger Plumbing & Underground $59,290 and issued the company citations for trench-related safety violations. The agency began its investigation when someone complained about two Kellenberger employees who were removing a sewer line in a trench more than 8-feet deep on a construction site in Naperville, Illinois. Construction Dive