Workplace safety violations across the U.S.A.
Multiple hazards at Ohio workplace
OSHA issued 23 citations and $183,738 in penalties to Ohio Gratings, Inc., for inadequate machine guarding and recordkeeping, failing to ensure that workers used personal protective equipment, and exposing workers to struck-by hazards and flammable liquids.
Worker suffers broken arm at Ohio manufacturing facility
OSHA cited Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corp. for failing to train workers on energy control procedures, perform periodic inspections, and guard the machine's pinch point that caused the worker's injury. The company faces penalties of $106,080 for one repeat and three serious safety violations.
PSM violations in fatal Pa. natural gas fire
Energy Transportation LLC and MW Logistics Services LLC were cited for violating OSHA's process safety management standard after one worker died and three others were hospitalized following a fire at a natural gas processing plant. Other violations included exposing workers to flammable vapor and liquid and failing to inspect the facility's energy control procedures. The companies were issued penalties totaling $98,508.
Vermont worker injured in unguarded chain
Vermont OSHA issued four citations and $93,126 in penalties to Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc., after a worker was seriously injured when his foot became entangled in the unguarded chain and sprocket of a trim saw he was trying to unjam. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to control hazardous energy and did not adequately protect workers with machine guarding. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2017.