OSH across the U.S.A.: falls, struck-by, amputation hazards
California worker struck, killed by tractor
California OSHA issued four citations and $68,438 in penalties to USF Reddaway Inc. after a worker was fatally struck by a tractor at a truck terminal. Inspectors found that the company failed to ensure operators were competent to operate terminal tractors and did not implement traffic controls. Visit OSHA's website for information on trucking industry safety.
Worker seriously injured in fall at Florida construction site
OSHA issued a total of $220,114 in penalties and 12 citations to four Florida contractors after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. Southern Living Contractors Inc., Crown Roofing LLC, Paramount Drywall Inc., and Sunny Grove Landscaping and Nursery Inc. were cited for failing to provide fall protection, exposing workers to struck-by hazards, and permitting workers to climb a scaffold frame.
Georgia tire maker exposed workers to fall, struck-by hazards
OSHA issued a combined $523,895 in penalties and 22 citations to Kumho Tire Georgia Inc., Sae Joong Mold Inc., and J-Brothers Inc. after a follow-up inspection found workers exposed workers to fall, struck-by, smoke inhalation, and burn hazards.
Nevada Planet Hollywood employees exposed to amputation hazards
Nevada OSHA issued seven citations and $130,800 in penalties to Planet Hollywood Las Vegas for disabling machine guarding features that protect workers from moving parts and failing to implement hazardous energy controls while workers were unjamming currency counting and strapping machines.