In preparation for July 4th celebrations, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events.
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.
An open-flame heater on the floor of a rig likely sparked the fire that killed three natural gas drillers and seriously injured two others in a December 2014 drilling rig fire in Coalgate, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded.
An electric technician at the Republic Steel Corp. steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell, NY, was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane on October 16, 2014, when an ungrounded electrical conductor touched a grounded surface causing an arc flash. The electric technician sustained third-degree burns on her hand and first-degree burns on her face.
James J. McCullagh allegedly lied to OSHA, told workers to lie as well
June 19, 2015
The owner of a Pennsylvania roofing company was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Philadelphia with making false statements, obstructing justice and willfully violating OSHA fall protection standards in connection with the fatal fall of an employee in June 2013.
KCI Inc., Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant cited in employee's death
June 16, 2015
The death of a 52-year-old contractor, crushed by a conveyor carriage weighing nearly 4 tons at an automotive assembly plant, could have been averted if his employer followed federal safety standards, OSHA investigators determined.
Stronger safety measures may have saved the lives of two workers who died at a Pearl Harbor naval maintenance facility in December 2014 after being struck by a 7-ton buoy, which has led OSHA to order safety upgrades.
The death of a 52-year-old contractor who was crushed to death at a Missouri automotive assembly plant was preventable, according to OSHA inspectors. The incident occurred in December 2014 when a weld failure caused a temporary support safety pin to disengage on an assembly line conveyor carriage at KCI, Inc.’s Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo.
OSHA finds 50 violations at Alfa Laval facility, many of them repeat
June 5, 2015
Alfa Laval Inc. faces $477,900 in proposed penalties after OSHA inspections discovered dozens of serious workplace safety violations, five of which were identified in previous inspections. Federal investigators found five repeated and 45 serious violations on a range of health and safety issues at the company's Broken Arrow facility, including inadequate protection of workers from machinery, a lack of respiratory equipment and training for hazardous chemicals.