Efforts to strengthen workplace safety regulations and increase fines in Wyoming die in the state legislature.
OSHA issues a health warning about fumigants in the grain industry.
Notable proposed fines
$179,000 to a trucking company in Ohio for permit-required confined spaces and fall hazard violations cited for allegedly failing to test and properly vent the atmosphere while cleaning transport tankers
$119,000 to a St. Louis-based trucking terminal for propane hazards in connection with an explosion that injured four workers
$114,800 to an Indiana-based communication tower maintenance company for fall protection violations related to a painter’s fatal fall at an Illinois worksite
$108,800 to an automotive product manufacturing facility in Maine for guarding violations that put workers at risk of lacerations and amputations
$7,600 to a Nebraska roofing company for failing to provide fall protection to two workers who later suffered a 16-foot fall, killing one and injuring the other
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