December 5, 2023

Minnesota construction contractor faces $1.8M in federal penalties for exposing workers to trenching hazards for the 4th time since 2019

MINOT, ND – Despite signing a 2021 settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that included a promise to protect its employees from potentially deadly trenching and excavation hazards, a Minnesota construction contractor was again found endangering employees in June 2023 as they replaced a residential water main and 20 separate curb stop valves for house connections in Minot. 

December 1, 2023

US Department of Labor cites Cartersville chemical manufacturer after 52-year-old employee suffers fatal burns

ATLANTA – A federal investigation has determined a Cartersville chemical manufacturer could have prevented a 52-year-old leach tank operator from suffering fatal chemical and thermal burns over most of his body in June 2023 by following required safety regulations.

December 1, 2023

US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts concrete contractor for crushing, fall, energy hazard violations after employee fatality

BRAINTREE, MA – A federal investigation has found that an East Freetown concrete contractor could have prevented an employee maintaining a soil screener from suffering fatal injuries on Sept. 6, 2023, by following required safety regulations.

November 30, 2023

US Department of Labor investigation into inmate’s violent attack on nurse finds South Bay facility failed to institute safety procedures

SOUTH BAY, FL A federal workplace safety investigation found a South Bay correctional and rehabilitation facility failed to follow recognized safety practices, leaving employees vulnerable to violent attacks and injuries, including one worker who a patient reportedly struck in the face with a rock.

November 30, 2023

US Department of Labor urges employers to follow federal safety guidelines to protect workers from falls; delivery, warehouse hazards this holiday season

CHICAGO – To make sure the holiday season is truly joyful, the U.S. Department of Labor reminds employers and workers not to overlook workplace safety and health. 

For a sad reminder of how an on-the-job tragedy can leave families, friends and co-workers grief-stricken, look no further than Akron, Ohio, where a 25-year-old worker — hanging holiday lights on a backyard tree — suffered severe electrical shock injuries and later died after the fiberglass extension pole he used on Nov. 7, 2023, made contact with a high-voltage power line.

November 29, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Ohio meat processor lacked safety requirements after worker falls into machine, suffers chemical burns

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH – A federal investigation into how a 35-year-old worker suffered severe leg burns, degloving of their foot and other injuries after falling into corrosive chemicals in May 2023 has found that an Ohio meat processing plant’s safety failures exposed employees to hazardous conditions.

November 28, 2023

US Department of Labor, MEJA Construction Inc. to promote safety during construction of Clayton County’s Forest Park Middle School


U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration

MEJA Construction Inc.

Georgia Institute of Technology On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program

What:  Strategic safety partnership

November 28, 2023

US Department of Labor renews regional program on high-level workplace noise to protect mid-Atlantic workers from permanent hearing loss

PHILADELPHIA ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has renewed a Regional Emphasis Program to focus inspections in three mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia on industries with high levels of workplace noise, which can contribute to worker hearing loss.

November 27, 2023

Wisconsin roofing contractor faces $180K in fines for repeatedly failing to protect employees, subcontractors from deadly fall hazards

SUAMICO, WI – After an Overhead Solutions LLC manager attended an on-site training discussion on fall hazards on May 25, 2023, federal workplace safety inspectors observed the company’s employees working about 30 feet above ground on a Menasha apartment complex roof without adequate fall protection. 

November 16, 2023

US Department of Labor finds global gas manufacturer’s safety failures led to 25-year-old worker’s life-altering injuries after High Springs explosion

HIGH SPRINGS, FL – A global manufacturer of industrial gas could have prevented a May 2023 explosion in High Springs that severely injured several employees by following required operating procedures in the manufacturing process, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

November 16, 2023

US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts chemical manufacturer for combustible dust, chemical process violations after fatal explosion

ANDOVER, MA – A Newburyport pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer and its parent company could have prevented an employee’s fatal injuries from an explosion on May 4, 2023, but lacked the required safeguards in a chemical manufacturing process, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found. 

November 14, 2023

US Department of Labor finds El Paso machine shop, manufacturer willfully exposed employees to dozens of workplace safety, health hazards

EL PASO, TX – A U.S. Department of Labor workplace safety inspection at a prominent El Paso manufacturing company found the employer willfully exposed workers to the risks of amputation and permanent hearing loss and violated dozens of federal safety and health regulations.

November 7, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Wisconsin worker’s fatal 2023 injuries occurred on machine 3M Company identified as hazardous in 2022

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI – One of the world’s best known manufacturing companies could have prevented an employee at a southwestern Wisconsin manufacturing plant from suffering fatal injuries after becoming caught in a machine’s rotating rollers in May 2023 by following federal workplace safety regulations. 

November 3, 2023

US Department of Labor cites 3 Jacksonville contractors for exposing workers to potentially deadly cave-in hazards at Middleburg worksite

Employers:    KBT Contracting Corp. 

                        5105 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210

                        Aquino Construction Inc. 

                        11465 Branan Field Road, Jacksonville, FL 32222

                        Darmick LLC

                        1804 Bartram Circle East, Jacksonville, FL 32207

November 3, 2023

US Department of Labor cites Long Island roofer for safety failures after worker suffers fatal fall at Glen Cove worksite

WESTBURY, NY – A federal workplace safety investigation has found a Huntington contractor could have prevented a roofer’s fatal fall at a Glen Cove worksite on April 14, 2023, by following legally required safeguards designed to prevent falls.

November 2, 2023

Departamento de Trabajo sitúa a contratista de Luisiana en programa para infractores severos tras caída mortal de un trabajador de 34 años en Georgia

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ELLABELL, GA – Investigadores federales de seguridad laboral han determinado que un contratista de construcción podría haber prevenido que un trabajador de 34 años sufriera lesiones mortales luego de una caída a 60 pies en una planta Hyundai de automóviles eléctricos en Ellabell si hubiera seguido los procedimientos de seguridad legalmente requeridos.

November 2, 2023

US Department of Labor places Louisiana contractor in severe violator enforcement program after 34-year-old worker’s fatal fall at Georgia worksite

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ELLABELL, GA – Federal workplace safety investigators have determined a construction contractor could have prevented a 34-year-old steel worker from suffering fatal injuries – after a 60-foot fall at a Hyundai electric car plant in Ellabell – by following legally required safety procedures.

November 2, 2023

Federal investigation of amputation injury finds Rana Meal Solutions again failed to protect employees from machines’ moving parts

BARTLETT, IL – For the third time in five years, federal investigators have found a nationwide provider of ready-made pasta, sauces and meals failed to follow workplace safety requirements to prevent workers from coming into contact with moving machine parts.

November 1, 2023

US Department of Labor investigation cites Waupaca Foundry after 2 workers suffer amputation injuries in 11 days, fines company $234K

MARINETTE, WI – Federal investigations into how two employees in the mill room at a Wisconsin foundry suffered amputation injuries within 11 days of one another in April and May 2023 found the Marinette company again violated federal regulations for control of hazardous energy during servicing and maintenance.