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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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Sedgwick And FedEx Ground Workers’ Compensation Claims In Georgia

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If you recently suffered an injury while working for FedEx Ground in the metro Atlanta area, you may have received a phone call or an email from someone at a company called Sedgwick. If you are wondering why you are getting a call from a company that you never heard of, with an address… Read More »

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Lockout Procedure Cited After Worker Falls Into Hot Asphalt

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OSHA has issued citations to a company after an 18-year-old worker fell into hot asphalt and died. According to the investigation, the conveyor belt the worker was working on abruptly turned on resulting in the death. The worker was attempting to remove debris from the conveyor when the accident occurred. OSHA found that the… Read More »

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Major Gwinnett County Employers And Workers’ Compensation

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Gwinnett County is the second most populous county in Georgia, with almost one million people living there in 2020. According to data published online by the Gwinnett County Government, approximately 450,000 residents of the county were employed in 2020, and the top 10 employers in the county are: Gwinnett County Public Schools Gwinnett County… Read More »

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Meat Packing Company Hit With OSHA Fines After 7 COVID-19 Deaths

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If you remember back during the COVID-19 pandemic, the meatpacking industry took out an ad in some newspapers stating that the supply chain was breaking and creating unfounded panic. Meanwhile, many of their workers were dying and contracting the virus due to unsafe conditions at the facility. Now one meatpacking company is facing OSHA… Read More »

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Lack Of Safety Guards, Hole In Floor Cited After Worker Death

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OSHA has leveled fines against an industrial factory to the tune of just under $15,000 after a worker became trapped inside of a machine and died. The worker had reached into the machine for an unknown reason and became trapped. Because the worker was in a secluded section of the factory, he could have… Read More »

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Demolition Worker Killed In Floor Collapse

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A demolition worker was killed recently when he was operating an excavator at a demolition site. The rig fell through the floor causing the worker to drop 9 stories to his death. They were attempting to demolish a garage when the incident occurred. Making matters worse, the company has a history of OSHA violations… Read More »

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