OSHA Daily Headlines – August 30, 2012

 

Families sue over Kansas grain elevator blast
Kansas City Star
“Bartlett Grain’s disregard for the law led to a catastrophic accident and heartbreaking tragedy for the workers who were injured or killed, their families and the agricultural community,” U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in April in response to
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Brick company fined $75K over work at Secaucus site, OSHA says
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
A Brick-based construction company has been fined nearly $75,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged safety and health violations at a Secaucus work site, U.S. Department of Labor officials said. An OSHA
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The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
OSHA 101 for rural builders
Constructionmagnet.com
Even companies with the best safety practices ‘fear’ a visit from OSHA. With thousands of pages of regulations developed for the protection of workers, the concerns are justifiable. Yet, knowledge is power and knowing something about this federal
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Constructionmagnet.com
OSHA Cites Montana Sawmill Company
Occupational Health and Safety
OSHA announced it has cited Tricon Timber LLC in St. Regis, Mont., for 25 serious and two repeat safety violations based on an inspection that followed a complaint alleging workers had been injured at the sawmill. The proposed penalties total $128,700.
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Explosives Truck Driver Who Was Fired for Refusing to Ride With a Smoker Wins
FairWarning
OSHA said the driver, who was not identified, was dismissed in February, 2010 — two days after refusing to take a shipment of explosives to Canada with a co-driver whose ashtray was overflowing with cigarette butts. The driver noted that smoking while
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OSHA investigating worker death in Williston
Jamestown Sun
The Bismarck Area Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a work-related fatality in the Williston area. Eric Brooks with the Bismarck Area office tells The Dickinson Press (http://bit.ly/NCuwqY) that the agency is in the initial
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: Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department’s OSHA to pay
MENAFN.COM
The investigations were completed by OSHA’s office in Chicago and revealed reasonable cause to believe that the employees’ reporting of their workplace injuries led to internal investigations and, ultimately, dismissals from the company. “Firing
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Brick Contractor Fined $74K for Safety Violations
Patch.com
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited La Conti Concrete & Masonry Inc., located on Mantoloking Road, for nine safety and health, including two repeat, violations at a Secaucus work site stemming from an investigation that
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