Falls, broken bones, and death. These were the hazards faced by Force Corp. employees as they performed a roofing job on July 7, 2015, at 2-4 Johnson St. in North Andover. An OSHA inspector driving by the work site saw three employees on a roof exposed to falls of up to 18 feet without fall protection.
Three workers suffered amputation injuries within four months at a Columbiana envelope printing facility because their employer failed to protect them from moving machine parts on 26 of the 27 company production lines, a federal inspection found.
A newly hired worker suffered a traumatic hand injury after only three days on the job at Southern Fiber Inc. of Miami Gardens, Florida. An OSHA inspection determined that the fiber-processing machine started unexpectedly as the worker - a 30-year-old man - tried to clear a jam caused by mattress foam.
Roofing company owner James J. McCullagh pleaded guilty Dec. 9 criminal penalties, including willfully violating an OSHA regulation causing death to an employee, making false statements, and obstructing justice.
Responding to a complaint of unsafe working conditions, OSHA inspectors observed employees at an Illinois metal fabricating shop over-exposed to noise and dust hazards while manually powder coating metal products in two of the company’s paint booths.