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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Last Week's Significant OSHA Citations

https://www.osha.gov/index.htmlWorker Dies when Engulfed by Grain

South Dakota, $120,120 in fines – A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The incident occurred when the worker attempted to remove a jam from a chute while the auger operated. OSHA cited the company for one willful, two repeat and eight serious safety violations, many involving OSHA's grain handling, permit-required confined space and fall protection safety regulations.

Prairie Ag Partners was placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program.  >> Read full story

Cut Stone Manufacturer Exposes Workers to Amputation Hazards, Hearing Loss – Cited for 27 Violations

AUSTIN, $234,900 in fines – Mezger Enterprises Ltd. has been cited for 27 safety and health violations, including two willful. The company exposed workers to unguarded machines, unsafe electrical equipment, infrequent crane inspections and noise levels that could cause hearing loss.  >> Read more

JC Stucco And Stone Inc., 'Severe Violator', Willfully Exposed Workers to Fall Hazards 

Pennsylvania, $235, 700 in fines – Masonry contractor JC Stucco and Stone Inc. has been cited for three willful and three repeat safety violations. OSHA's March 2014 inspection was initiated in response to a referral by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections due to an imminent threat to worker health and safety at the site. The investigation found workers were exposed to fall hazards while applying stucco to the exterior of a residential construction site.

"This employer was placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program in 2011 after multiple instances of repeated, high-gravity violations," said Nicholas DeJesse, director of OSHA's Philadelphia Area Office.  >> Find out full story

Workers Exposed to Dangerous Machine Hazards - 1 Willful, 17 Serious Violations

CLEVELAND, $126,700 in fines – After an inspection found workers were exposed to amputation hazards from improperly guarded mechanical power presses, MCM Industries Co. has been cited for 1 willful and 17 serious safety and health violations.

OSHA's March 27, 2014 inspection of the Cleveland manufacturing plant was initiated after a complaint. They determined that workers were exposed to amputation injuries because presses did not have required guards. >> Read more

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