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Moving machinery citation in death at Colorado meat packing plant

A 54-year-old worker at a Greeley, Colorado was fatally injured in June, 2014 when his hair and arm were caught in an unguarded conveyor system. His employer, JBS USA LLC, failed to protect workers from moving machine parts by properly guarding or de-energizing the equipment, an inspection by OSHA found.


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DuPont cited for hazmat hazards at NJ plant

Hazardous chemicals known to cause severe burns, respiratory and reproductive health issues leaked out of a tanker truck in May 2014, which exposed workers at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Chamber Works in Deepwater, to health risks. A complaint filed with OSHA prompted an inspection of the company under the agency's National Emphasis Program on Chemical Process Safety.


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A New Year, new OSHA reporting requirements

OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels answers the questions that were asked most frequently during the agency's recent Twitter chat about the new severe incident reporting requirements that go into effect Jan. 1.


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21-year-old worker fatally crushed at auto parts supply plant

A 21-year-old machine operator was killed at Ventra Belvidere LLC while reaching into a machine to align parts made for Chrysler vehicles. Following an investigation into the June 10, 2014 incident, OSHA, OSHA cited the Belvidere, Illinois facility for one willful and four serious safety violations for exposing workers to dangerous machinery and other hazards.


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Employee injured after being caught in machinery at Parker Hannifin plant

OSHA cites manufacturer for 3 safety violations

A 44-year-old machine operator suffered severe injuries when a part of his face was caught in a power press he operated at Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Lewisburg, Ohio, plant. Following an investigation, OSHA  issued one repeat citation and two serious safety violations for exposing the worker to machinery operating parts with inadequate safeguards.


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Fla. diver dies during underwater construction work

A 45-year-old untrained driver died June 10, 2014 while completing surface-supplied air diving during underwater construction activities for the City of Weston, Florida.


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Hand, arm of Illinois worker caught in industrial mixer

A Wagner's LLC employee didn't expect to spend his 25th birthday in the hospital, but that’s what happened on May 31, 2014. The worker’s hand and arm were severely injured after becoming caught in a moving piece of machinery while he was clearing birdseed from an industrial mixing tank.


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Latino worker dies following exposure to nitrogen in tanker truck

OSHA cites 5 serious safety violations

Violations of OSHA’s confined spaces safety regulations led to the death of a worker on June 19, 2014, at Michael Foods Inc. in Wakefield, according to the agency. The 23-year-old Latino worker was found unresponsive in a tanker truck at the company's Big Red Farms facility.


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OSHA cites El Paso metal plate company for exposing employees to electrical shock hazards

OSHA has slapped a metal-plating company in East El Paso with more than 40 citations for alleged health and safety violations, and proposed combined penalties totaling about $9,000, according to the federal agency.


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Roofers exposed to fall hazards by repeat violator

Four employees of Affordable Exteriors Inc. were routinely exposed to dangerous fall hazards while completing a residential roofing job for homebuilder Hildy Homes in Elkhorn. OSHA has cited Affordable Exteriors for two willful violations, carrying proposed penalties of $140,000, for failure to provide required fall protection and fall protection training.


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