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Monday, October 15, 2012

Major OSHA Citations For The Week Ending October 13th

A summary of OSHA citations with proposed fines over $100,000 announced during the week ending October 13th.

The following is based on press releases from OSHA.

There were no OSHA citations over $100,000 announced last week. Only five citations were announced. They were:

OSHA cited LH Musser and Sons Inc. in Clarksburg, MD, a milling and paving company, following June heat fatality at District of Columbia construction site.

LH Musser & Sons was cited for one serious violation of OSHA's general duty clause. OSHA initiated an inspection after an employee who was performing paving operations in the parking lot of a church in the District of Columbia became ill from heat stress and was taken to a hospital, where he died.  ($6,000)

OSHA cited Fontarome Chemical in St. Francis, WI, for process safety management program deficiencies following a fire.

Fontarome Chemical Inc. was cited for 17 serious safety violations following a fire at the company's pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in St. Francis on April 13. The fire occurred during the troubleshooting of an electrical component on the hot oil heater. OSHA initiated an inspection under its national emphasis program on process safety management for covered chemical facilities. Proposed fines total $51,800.

Nursing home care facility in Mt. Gilead, OH cited for  failing to protect workers from exposure to biological hazards.

Columbus-headquartered Atrium Centers LLC, which operates the Woodside Village Care Center in Mt. Gilead, was cited for four health violations for exposing workers to biological hazards at the nursing care facility. OSHA conducted an inspection under the agency's National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities. Proposed penalties total $89,000.

OSHA cited Lunda Construction after a worker was killed in crane collapse.

Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls, WI, was cited for three serious safety violations after a worker was struck and killed by a section of the crane he was assembling. The incident occurred at a construction site on Highway 41 south of Schuering Road near De Pere, WI.

The violations involve failing to train workers and provide written procedures on safe crane assembly, failing to provide a competent person to supervise the assembly and disassembly of the crane, and failing to follow the manufacturer's recommended procedures for assembly of the American 5299 crawler crane.

The proposed fine is $21,000.

Houston-based Williams Brothers Construction cited for safety hazards at highway site

OSHA has cited Williams Brothers Construction Co. Inc. with one repeat and one serious violation at a work site on Loop 610 in Houston. OSHA conducted an inspection Aug. 27 and found that workers were setting barrier copings at the edge of the highway bridge overpass without the protection of guardrails, a safety net or personal fall arrest system.

Proposed penalties total $45,500.

Related Past Posts:
Major OSHA Citations - Week Ending October 6th
Summary Of Major OSHA Violations - Week Ending September 29th
Summary of Major OSHA Violations - Week Ending September 22nd

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Anonymous Richard Mello said...

women are far less likely to die from work injuries than men. Even after correcting for the number of hours worked, almost 9 times more men died from work-related injuries in 2011 than women. This has mostly to do with the low percentage of women workers in the most hazardous jobs due to mostly workplace safety programs.

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