News Releases

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Employer name: Carlson Enterprises

Inspection site: 1506 Rivergate Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32223  

Citations issued: OSHA issued four citations to the employer on Sept. 22, 2016.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

In the week ending September 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 254,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 252,000 to 251,000. The 4-week moving average was 256,000, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 258,500 to 258,250.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Employer name: Crown Equipment Corp.
2 Presidential Way
Woburn, Massachusetts

What prompted OSHA’s inspection: An employee sustained serious head injuries on July 13, 2016, when the rim of a split rim tire struck him when the tire exploded as he attempted to service the tire.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule today requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to employees who work on or in connection with certain federal contracts. The rule will allow these workers to use paid leave if they are sick, need to take care of a sick family member or must see a doctor or take a family member to a medical appointment. Workers may also use paid sick leave for reasons related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Employer name: Fast Carpentry I Inc.

Inspection site: 1360 98th St.
Bay Harbor Island
Florida 33154

Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Fast Carpentry I Inc. on Sept. 20, 2016, for one willful and one repeated safety violation.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a total of $43,286,407 in Reemployment & Systems Integration National Dislocated Worker Grants to 43 states and territories to support and improve connectivity among existing workforce programs.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Date of Action: Sept. 29, 2016

Type of Action: Lawsuit filing

Name of Defendant: Martin Marietta Materials Inc.

Allegation: The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Martin Marietta Materials Inc. after an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that the employer violated the Family Medical Leave Act.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. – One hundred and twenty-two employees at a Newark immigration detention facility will receive $4.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits from the County of Essex and one of the nation’s largest providers of re-entry and in-prison treatment services, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. – One hundred and twenty-two employees at a Newark immigration detention facility will receive $4.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits from the County of Essex and one of the nation’s largest providers of re-entry and in-prison treatment services, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Date of Action: Sept. 29, 2016

Type of Action:  Filing of lawsuit

Name of Defendant: Jani-King of Oklahoma Inc.
Addison, Texas

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Employer names: Machinery Maintenance Rebuilders Inc.
Houston, Texas

Citations issued: Sept. 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SPOONER, Wis. – When a Wisconsin explosive component manufacturer started a new production line at its Spooner facility, the company failed to comply with federal safety standards to protect its employees from the dangers of exposure to lead used in the production process, federal investigators say.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the funding of a $6 million National Dislocated Worker Grant initial award to the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources to employ temporary workers to assist with recovery efforts after the Zika virus outbreak in the commonwealth.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Who: U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

What: The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 105 citations and one order during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in August.

Where: MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Employer name: Honey Cell Inc. Midwest
6480 Hamilton-Lebanon Road
Middletown, Ohio           

Citations issued: Sept. 16, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Date of Action: Sept. 27, 2016

Type of Action:  Filing of Complaint

Name(s) of Defendant: Michael E. Weinhagen, Weinhagen Tire Co. Inc., Weinhagen Tire Co. Inc. 401(k) Plan

Allegations: Michael E. Weinhagen is the sole owner and president of St. Paul, Minnesota-based Weinhagen Tire Co. and the fiduciary to the Weinhagen Tire Co. Inc. 401(k) Plan. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

State: Massachusetts

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant

Supplemental Amount Approved: $566,250

Total Funds Awarded to Date: $4,901,016

Funding Awarded to:  Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 309

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Federal investigators have cited an Indiana landscaping company in the death of a 23-year-old ground crewman who died after being hospitalized with a core body temperature above 108 degrees. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators determined the employee collapsed after working more than nine hours in the direct sun when the heat index soared to 110 degrees near Poplar Bluff on July 22, 2016. His is one of 16 heat-related deaths reported to the OSHA since January 2016.