Burn incident leads to more than $94K in penalties to Florida maintenance company

Fed-OSHA has fined a Florida property maintenance company, in connection with an employee’s burn injuries at a McDavid worsite, more than $94,000 for cited violations including failing to implement a hazard communication program for flammable and combustible dust. At the time of the accident, the employee had been directed to ignite wood and debris inside […]

Fines reduced in fatal Kansas City-area trench incident

The $714,000 in penalties issued to a Blue Springs, Missouri plumbing company following a trench collapse that killed a worker have been reduced by nearly 70 percent. The Department of Labor has declined to comment on the reason for the steep reduction. Kansas City Star [with video]

Fed-OSHA fines Ohio factory $6K after explosion injures employee

Fed-OSHA has fined a Newcomerstown, Ohio manufacturer of plastic products for the auto industry more than $6,000 for a serious violation the agency says caused an explosion last December. An employee was injured when the machine on which she was working exploded. Employees had been operating an electric oven to cure small electrical coil parts […]

IOSHA fines ArcelorMittal after burn incident

Indiana OSHA has fined ArcelorMittal $10,000 following the agency’s investigation of an August accident in which two workers were burned when a plug of hot limestone dust broke loose and poured out of an open hopper door at an East Chicago plant. Chesterton Tribune

Intel says no hazardous materials were released at Oregon campus

Emergency responders reacted Thursday to a possible toxic exposure at the Hillsboro, Oregon campus of Intel. Fifteen employees reportedly were taken to hospital and subsequently released. According to the company, authorities determined there was no hazardous materials release at the semiconductor production facility. Oregonian