An increase in communication tower industry deaths is “unacceptable,” and proper safety precautions must be taken, OSHA chief David Michaels says.
OSHA lays out its Site-Specific Targeting Program for 2014.
Notable proposed fines
$560,000 to a Houston oil and gas industry product manufacturer for machine guarding violations following an investigation stemming from the crushing of a machine operator’s arms
$163,240 to a Pennsylvania foundry for repeat violations that include unguarded platforms and pulleys and electrical hazards, and serious violations for struck-by, fall, amputation and electrical hazards
$138,600 to a Georgia cement manufacturer for lockout/tagout violations
$106,000 to a Milwaukee-based manufacturing facility for a lack of machine guarding
$77,472 to a Wisconsin smelting plant in connection with a worker sickened by exposure to chlorine gas
$56,700 to a concrete product manufacturer in Wisconsin for violations related to the foot amputation of a worker
Happening this week
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