Investigation into worker’s severe arm injury finds Cusseta auto parts manufacturer, supplier willfully ignored safety precautions

October 15, 2021 OSHA proposes $205K in penalties for Leehan America Inc. CUSSETA, AL – A 64-year-old employee suffered an arm amputation, federal workplace safety investigators found, as a result of a Cusseta auto parts manufacturer and supplier’s willful failure to follow required safety standards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined the assembler, […]

Contractor faces 2 serious citations after US Department of Labor finds safety failures led to welder’s death at Bonner Bridge demolition project 

October 15, 2021 OSHA finds contractor overloaded bridge section, leading to collapse and fatal fall RODANTHE, NC – A federal workplace safety investigation found that established procedures were ignored, causing a 42-year-old welder on the Bonner Bridge in Rodanthe to fall more than 50 feet to his death when the structure collapsed on April 14. Employed […]

US Department of Labor investigation of crane collapse, double fatality on Interstate 10 finds Lufkin company failed to assemble crane properly

October 14, 2021 OSHA finds three willful, two serious violations; proposes $212K in penalties BEAUMONT, TX – A Lufkin contractor’s failure to assemble a crane boom properly caused the crane to collapse onto a passing vehicle on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, killing the two occupants in April 2021. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

US Department of Labor proposes $83K in fines to healthcare facility for failing to protect workers from coronavirus hazards

October 14, 2021 Follow-up inspection results in respiratory protection violations, lack of hazard assessment BLOOMINGDALE, IL – A Bloomingdale nursing facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after an employee died of the disease. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated a follow-up inspection at West Suburban […]