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OSHA proposed $94.38k in fines to Core Continental Construction LLC of New York for workplace safety standards violations.  Included were conditions in which employees were exposed to electric shock hazards from exposed electrical panels, and the use of frayed and ungrounded extension cords to power a tile cutter. Click here to read the OSHA News...
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OSHA proposed penalties of $49k for repeat and serious safety violations at Domestic Casting Co, LLC, of Shippensburg, PA.  Included were violations involving machinery with live electrical parts. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 6/25/12.  
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OSHA cited Altura Concrete, Inc, and Nathill Corp, both concrete contractors, as well as general contractor, White Diamonds Properties, and masonry contractor, Blade Contracting,  of New Jersey, for falls and safety violations in the construction of a 20-story building.  Included were willful – egregious – serious – and other-than-serious violations; citations included penalties for failing...
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Spruill Products Inc. of Atlanta, GA, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of storage racking systems, was cited by OSHA for safety & health violations.  Repeat violations included  failure to create and implement specific ‘lockout/tagout’ procedures for the energy sources of equipment before performing service and maintenance activities,and provide training on lockout/tagout procedures to...
by , on August 8, 2012
An electrical explosion occurred in one of the electric motor control centers at the Nyrstar Zinc plant in Clarksville, TN, sending 2 employees to the hospital with burns. Click here to read the updated News Article from the City of Clarksville, TN, dated 6/26/12.  
by , on August 8, 2012
A NY electrical contractor was replacing  a distribution switch in the main electrical room of a Norwalk CT commercial building when an arc flash occurred.  He suffered burns to > 40% of his body. Click here to read the news article from Norwalk Daily Voice from 6/26/12.
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OSHA proposed $124k in penalties for serious safety & health violations to Earth Friendly Products of Norwood, NJ.  Included were deficient  “lockout/tagout” procedures to prevent machinery from accidentally starting up, failing to train powered industrial trucks operators and make sure that truck modifications are performed with the manufacturer’s prior written approval, insufficient machine guarding equipment,...
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Feed Mills Inc. of Dallas, TX, was cited for safety hazards by OSHA with proposed fines of $45k.  Serious violations included failure to ensure that electrical equipment is approved for locations containing combustible dust. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 6/28/12.
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Simtek Inc. of Westbury, NY, has been cited by OSHA for repeat and serious workplace safety standards violations, as well as failure to correct hazardous conditions previously cited.  Included in the uncorrected hazards were failure to put into use energy control procedures to lock out machines’ power sources to prevent them from starting up during maintenance,...
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Administrative Law Judge ruled on 6/6/12 that OSHA had overstepped its authority on issuing a memo citing an oil/gas company for not wearing FR clothing using 29 C.F.R. § 1910.132(a) as the citation source.     The judge ruled that “the memo ‘takes a performance standard and imbues it with a specific obligation that FRC must...
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