After a federal investigation on a trucker’s claim, Springfield-based trucking company New Prime Inc. has been fined more than $100,000. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Prime Inc. retaliated against a New Jersey truck driver by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical attention […]

A Syracuse, N.Y.-based potato chip maker is facing more than $115,000 in fines for alleged violations of federal safety regulations, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A June 2013 inspection of the Terrell’s Potato Chip Co. Inc. factory in Syracuse uncovered 23 new and recurring alleged violations of job-site safety standards, resulting […]

BILLERICA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Nuvera Fuel Cells, on Concord Road, after an employee was found dead in an electrical closet last week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA opened its inspection on Dec. 23, the same day the male employee was found dead in the closet, said […]

Citations show the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Allen Development Group of Columbus $18,900 for safety violations discovered during an investigation of the Aug. 26 trench collapse that killed two workers at Summit Pointe Apartments and Villas, 3071 Williams Road. The collapse reported at 10:54 a.m. that Monday buried James Jackson, 50, […]

A Missoula auto body shop faces $51,100 in fines and nine OSHA violations after an August fire that killed one of its workers and seriously injured another. “The gravity of the violation is serious. In the past five years, Rick’s Auto Body has had no other violations, Funke added. Hall was pouring lacquer from a […]

Two construction companies deemed responsible for the June collapse at the Texas A&M Equine Complex, which left four workers injured, have been cited for serious violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. All four of the injured men work for Ramco Erectors, a Houston-based company that was fined $40,500 for seven violations cited […]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Tyson Foods for four workplace violations in its Hutchison, Kan., facility following a June 17 accident. The meat giant faces $147,000 in proposed fines. The federal report notes that a worker’s hand was severed by an unguarded conveyor belt as four workers were cleaning conveyor equipment […]

OSHA cited Ole Mexican Foods for 14 violations that are cited as serious.  2 of the violations being sited are repeat offense. OSHA says these violations were cited earlier this year and the company did not correct them. Ole has just over 2 weeks to correct them. Some of the violations include neglecting to train […]

From the 10,000-foot view, there are  really only a handful of things that get construction workers hurt while on the  job. The specific facts of individual accidents may be unique, closer to the  ground, but what gets the average construction worker hurt (or even killed) are  obvious things: – Falling from heights – Collapsing trenches […]