California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is seeking $26,500 in fines against SolarCity, the employer of a 30-year-old solar panel installer who fell to his death from a rooftop solar power installation on a Northern California public housing complex, according to the blog FairWarning.
There are currently 553 airports in the U.S. that hold Part 139 certificates. These certificate holders serve scheduled and unscheduled air carrier aircraft with more than 30 seats. These certificate holders also may serve scheduled air carrier operations with air carrier aircraft with more than nine but less than 31 seats.
Doe Run Resources Corp. of St. Louis, North America’s largest lead producer, has agreed to spend approximately $65 million to correct violations of several environmental laws at 10 of its lead mining, milling and smelting facilities in southeast Missouri, the Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources have announced.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued 11 closure orders to Elk Run Coal Co.'s Seng Creek Powellton Mine when federal inspectors last week discovered that the mine was taking illegal cuts into the coal seam, operating without proper ventilation and not completing required air readings, which are needed to assure there is sufficient air flow to prevent mine explosions. The mine is owned by Massey Energy Co. and located in Boone County, W.Va.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) has announced its support for the position of the OSHA that incentive programs must not encourage underreporting of injury and illnesses.
OSHA has issued Norampac Industries Inc. repeat and serious safety violations following the May 12 death of a worker at its Niagara Falls, N.Y., paper mill. The worker was crushed when he became caught between a fixed metal barrier and a large paper roll that was moving on a conveyor.
OSHA has cited Amgraph Packaging Inc., which manufactures and distributes packaging for food and tobacco products, for 60 serious and other-than-serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its plant in Versailles, Conn. The company faces a total of $137,250 in proposed fines.