February 7, 2023

Bentonia contractor could have prevented deadly Flora explosion, death of 25-year-old welder, US Department of Labor investigation finds

JACKSON, MS – Federal investigators have determined that the employer of a 25-year-old welder – who suffered fatal injuries in an explosion at a Flora work site in July 2022 – could have prevented the tragedy by following federal workplace safety standards. 

February 7, 2023

Everyday Danger: Dollar Tree again found blocking emergency exits as federal inspection in Alabama as history of unsafe operations continues

FLORENCE, AL – In a disturbing trend seen by federal workplace safety inspectors, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has again found one of the nation’s largest retail discount chains allowing blocked exit routes and boxes to be stacked unsafely.

February 7, 2023

US Department of Labor cites US Postal Service for failing to provide running water, usable bathroom at Chesapeake facility for more than a month

Employer:                                         

U.S. Postal Service

1103 Godwin Ave.

Chesapeake, Virginia 23324

Citations Issued:                    One serious violation and one repeat violation

February 6, 2023

Sioux Falls contractor’s history of federal safety violations continues with workers endangered on 2 different sites in 2 days

SIOUX FALLS, SD ‒ Employees working for the same local contractor at two different Sioux Falls locations avoided tragedy after facing potentially deadly electrocution and trench cave-in hazards.

February 6, 2023

US Department of Labor again cites Missouri cattle processor for exposing workers to potentially lethal carbon dioxide levels

LONE JACK, MO – A federal workplace safety investigation at a Lone Jack cattle processing plant – now cited seven times by inspectors for endangering workers since March 2020 – found employees exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.  

February 6, 2023

Contratista sigue ignorando protecciones de seguridad ante caídas y continúa exponiendo a trabajadores a peligros mortales a pesar de 2 muertes desde 2019

HO-HO-KUS, NJ Dos trabajadores de techos muertos – víctimas de caídas laborales prevenibles en Nueva York – ambos en el mes de febrero – el primero en 2019 en Kameisha Lake

February 3, 2023

US Department of Labor bestows ambassador status on Lehigh Construction Group Inc. for long-time safety commitment

Participants:   Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Buffalo Area Office

                         Lehigh Construction Group Inc.

February 3, 2023

Fatal profits: Despite two deadly falls since 2019, inspectors find Nanuet contractor still ignores fall protections, exposing workers to lethal hazards

HO-HO-KUS, NJ Two roofing workers dead – victims of preventable workplace falls in New York – both in the month of February – the first in 2019 in Kameisha Lake and the sec

February 2, 2023

US Department of Labor finds three employers’ safety failures contributed to 31-year-old laborer’s fatal fall at Tallahassee work site in August 2022

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Three construction contractors might have prevented the death of a 31-year-old laborer who suffered fatal injuries after falling while installing roof trusses at a Tallahassee work site on Aug. 17, 2022, a federal workplace safety investigation has found.

February 1, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations at three more Amazon warehouses – in Aurora, Colorado; Nampa, Idaho; and Castleton, New York – for failing to keep workers safe and delivered hazard alert letters for exposing workers to ergonomic hazards.

February 1, 2023

Las fallas de seguridad de un contratista de Connecticut resultaron mortales cuando el derrumbe de una zanja enterró a un trabajador en Vernon

HARTFORD, CT – Una investigación federal descubrió que las fallas de un contratista de Manchester de no facilitar las protecciones y medidas requeridas para evitar derrumbes de zanjas contribuyó a la muerte de un trabajador el 22 de julio de 2022, quien quedó enterrado por el colapso de una zanja de 8 pies de profundidad.

January 31, 2023

Federal investigation into fatal 2022 electrocution in Kansas City finds Midwest engineering services company again failed to protect workers

KANSAS CITY, MO ‒ A fourth-year apprentice heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician employed by U.S. Engineering Services suffered fatal electrocution after coming in contact with energized parts while repairing HVAC equipment on Aug. 24, 2022, at University Academy, a college prep charter school in Kansas City, Missouri.

January 30, 2023

Connecticut contractor’s failure to address hazards turns deadly when trench collapse buried worker at Vernon job site

HARTFORD, CT – A federal investigation has found a Manchester contractor’s failure to provide legally required safeguards and make sure they were in place to prevent trench collapses contributed to the July 22, 2022, death of an employee buried when an 8-foot-deep trench caved in.

January 26, 2023

Federal investigators find employee suffered fatal injuries while duct tape held machine safety guards open at Kingsman plastics plant

KINGMAN, KS ‒ A Kingman plastics manufacturer’s failure to make sure required safety procedures were followed contributed to the death of a worker who suffered fatal injuries when he became entangled in a rotating part inside a bagging machine while trying to clear a jam, a federal workplace safety investigation found.

January 26, 2023

CORRECTED: Facing manslaughter charge in worker’s 2021 trench collapse death, Colorado contractor who willfully ignored law surrenders to police

BRECKENRIDGE, CO – The owner of a Vail construction company facing a felony manslaughter charge has surrendered to local law enforcement after the Summit County Judge Edward J. Casias issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 23, 2023, related to the findings of a federal safety investigation into a deadly trench collapse in November 2021.

January 26, 2023

Gainesville psychiatric hospital implements safety measures after federal investigation into series of staff injuries after violent incidents with patients

GAINESVILLE, FL – A Gainesville psychiatric and substance abuse hospital has implemented a series of changes to their safety protocols after the U.S. Department of Labor cited the facility for failing to protect employees from workplace violence after a series of incidents left employees with serious injuries.

January 26, 2023

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

ATLANTA – Just weeks after being cited with federal safety violations, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC have once again exposed workers to unsafe conditions, this time at two store locations in Florida and another in Alabama.