A Birmingham, Alabama social services company was well aware that its employees were being injured by violent clients for several years, yet took no action to protect its workers, according to OSHA, which issued Gateway one general duty clause citation for failing to protect employees from the hazards of physical assault while providing care for adolescent children and teenagers known to exhibit violent behavior tendencies.
OSHA inspectors who observed some employees working on a roof without fall protection opened an investigation at the site, which led to fines and citations for New Homes Construction, Inc. of Burlington, New Jersey.
OSHA cites Ridewell Corp. for one willful safety violation
June 30, 2015
If they had been in place, safety mechanisms might have saved a 62-year-old parts assembler who died after he was struck by a 4-pound metal spacer that flew off a 4-ton hydraulic press, OSHA inspectors determined.
A year after an accident that left nine employees seriously injured, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has agreed to improve safety for its workers, in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
OSHA says Unicold Corp. put workers at risk in 'death trap'
April 2, 2015
After two years of litigation to correct dozens of hazards that might have had catastrophic effects on its workers and the surrounding community, Unicold Corp. has agreed to make health and safety improvements at its refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu.
A crew was working on upgrading the battery room at a receiving substation. (The room provided emergency power for up to 8 hours.) The electric utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, had purchased replacement batteries from RSC in Wilmington, CA.
A longtime employee at Accurate Box Co., Inc. in Paterson, N.J. sustained severe internal injuries after entering a die cutting machine to do maintenance – and being crushed when the machine was activated by another employee who was unaware that the victim was inside.
Drivers and loading-dock workers at UniFirst Corp. were exposed to hazards that involved bloodborne pathogens and lead at its West Caldwell, New Jersey, facility, according to an administrative law judge from the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.