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Monthly Archives: September 2022

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Federal Investigators Target Amazon Warehouses

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Federal prosecutors and the Department of Labor are now investigating Amazon warehouses for unsafe and illegal workplace conditions. OSHA began its investigation in three locations, New York, Chicago, and Orlando. Workers reported unsafe working conditions and quota problems that place workers in danger. The investigation will center on workplace hazards. OSHA also mentioned that… Read More »

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Company Faces $450,000 Fine After Worker Dies

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One company is facing a $450,000 fine and has been labeled a “severe violator” of OSHA standards after a sewer trench collapse killed one worker and temporarily trapped two others. OSHA announced that they have placed the company on the “Severe Violator Enforcement Program”. The company will have 15 days to respond to the… Read More »

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State OSHA Agencies Issues $1.75M Fine After Asphyxiation Death

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Three California companies have been issued a $1.75 million fine after a worker’s death in an oil refinery. In most states, OSHA violations are handled by the federal government. Federal law requires that all U.S. employers abide by safety recommendations to prevent workplace injuries and deaths. The individual states have the option of simply… Read More »

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Power Company Pleads Guilty After Five Workers Die

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A Florida power company has pleaded guilty in federal court after an incident that killed five workers. The workers were attempting to remove slag from a furnace when an explosion resulted in the workers being showered with molten slag. The facility consisted of four furnaces. One of these furnaces had become clogged with slag…. Read More »

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