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Eric T. Chaffin

OSHA Cites Massachusetts Roofing Contractor with Repeated Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Massachusetts roofing contractor Luis Guallpa, doing business as Guallpa Contracting Corp., for violating safety standards and exposing employees to dangerous situations on the job. The company was cited for two serious, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Was the Drilling Company Negligent in Five Oil-Rig Deaths?

On Monday, January 22, 2018, an explosion rocked an oil rig south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reports showed that 16 employees escaped with minor injuries, with one employee airlifted to a nearby hospital with burn injuries. Five more employees, however, were […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio Contractor Exposes Roofers to Fall Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Ohio roofing contractor, Casey Bortles, for safety violations. They found that the contractor was not protecting his employees from falls and other hazards, and proposed penalties of $91,629. Bortles has been […]

Eric T. Chaffin

After Two Employees Injured, Ohio Company Cited for Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited the NOX Corporation, which designs and manufacturers luxury vinyl tile flooring, for machine safety violations. The company is headquartered in South Korea, but it was the Ohio facility, which was recently […]

Eric T. Chaffin

15 Workers Suffer Amputations at Chicago Manufacturing Plant

BWAY Corporation, a manufacturer of rigid packaging—which includes metal, plastic, and hybrid containers—was recently cited for five repeated and five serious safety violations at its Chicago location. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) received four reports of workers suffering […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Oil & Gas Industry Found to Have High Rates of Severe Injuries

According to recent data released by the Energy & Environment News (E&E News), the oil and gas industry has “one of the highest rates of severe injuries in the country,” and by some measures, the highest. The Occupational Safety and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Wisconsin Steel Pipe Company Cited for 13 Health & Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed fines totaling $110,458 on a Wisconsin steel pipe manufacturer for alleged safety and health violations. OSHA investigators found evidence that employees were exposed to excessive levels of hexavalent chromium, which is […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Amsted Rail Cited for Safety Violations at Ohio Steel Plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited an Ohio steel plant for six repeat and 19 serious safety and health violations. These involve failing to protect workers from machine hazards, and failing to limit exposure to silica, a […]

Steven Cohn

Worker Suffers Fractured Pelvis. Republic Steel Cited for Safety Violations

Republic Steel, headquartered in Canton, Ohio, manufacturers and delivers special bar quality steel to automakers, farm equipment makers, and other companies in need of steel products. They have additional locations in Lorain and Massillon Ohio, as well as in New […]

Steven Cohn

Ohio Auto Insulation Manufacturer Cited for Violations of Machine Safety Procedures

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Autoneum North America, a parts supplier for the automotive industry with operations near Toledo, Ohio, for violations of machine safety procedures after investigating an injury that occurred in December 2016. OSHA […]