- ISHN GLOBAL
- EHS RESEARCH
Both a contractor and a restaurant have been cited by OSHA in the death of a restaurant employee, who died in a Feb. 19th explosion and fire at the business. The incident was caused by an uncontained natural gas leak released from an underground 2-inch natural gas transmission pipeline.
A complaint that workers were not evacuated during a natural gas leak brought OSHA to Badger Metal Finishing Inc.’s St. Francis metal finishing facility, where the agency found 17 safety violations. Proposed penalties total $46,200.
OSHA has cited Cardell Cabinetry LLC with 29 safety and health violations and a proposed penalty of $267,434 for failing to remove hazardous levels of combustible dust at the company's facility on North Panam Expressway in San Antonio.
Republic Steel is facing $1,138,500 in fines for for 24 safety violations at its Canton manufacturing plant – fifteen them willful violations of OSHA’s fall protection standards.
An employee of Lindenhurst, NY-based Marley Building Materials was shoveling sand onto a conveyer belt Feb. 19th when his left arm got caught in the conveyer belt. His arm was amputated above the elbow.
Calumet Montana Refining modified high-voltage electrical equipment to keep the asphalt mill operating, “despite the safety concerns this modification presented to employees," said Jeff Funke, OSHA’s area director in Billings.
Hebrew Home and Hospital Inc. has been cited by OSHA for 14 serious violations of workplace safety standards carrying proposed penalties of $58,800. The West Hartford health care facility was inspected under OSHA's national emphasis program for nursing and residential care facilities.
OSHA has issued notices to the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Center regarding alleged violations of commercial diving safety standards at its facility in Aberdeen.