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Wisconsin grain milling company fined $1.8 million after fatal dust explosion 20 November 2017

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it will fine Didion Milling Inc. a total of $1.8 million for not complying with federal safety standards, which investigators say could have prevented the huge explosion on May 31 at its Wisconsin grain mill which killed five workers and injured a dozen others. ...

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OSHA sets fine for New York State asphalt company involved in fatal accident 30 May 2017

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Gorman Bros. Inc. a total of $17,745 for serious violations after the death of two workers in an explosion last October at its Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions subsidiary in Glenville, NY....

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OSHA fines US animal feed company $101,000 for grain dust explosion risk and other hazards 28 October 2016

A Nebraska animal feed company, Nutrition Services, was cited for 25 serious and one other-than-serious workplace safety violations by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on October 26 after an agency investigation revealed the company exposed workers to the risk of grain dust explosion and numerous other safety hazards....

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OSHA fines NY fire extinguisher service company after tank explosion 16 September 2016

Two employees of Oprandy's Fire & Safety Equipment were severely injured on February 12, 2016, when a compressed gas cylinder designed for a fire-suppression system exploded while they were attempting to fill it with compressed air from a high-pressure source....

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Texas oil service company fined for fatal wellhead explosion 17 September 2015

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing fines of $50,400 against Mason Well Service of Odessa, Texas, for five serious and one repeat safety violations following the wellhead explosion in Upton County that killed three people last March. The victims were installing a blowout preventer on the well when the explosion occurred....

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ExxonMobil fined $566,600 by OSHA after blast at Torrance refinery 13 August 2015

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued 19 citations to ExxonMobil Refinery Supply Co. over an explosion at the company’s refinery in Torrance, California, that injured four workers. Cal/OSHA said 18 of the 19 citations stemming from the February 18 blast are classified as serious because they could have caused death or serious injury and is proposing penalties totalling $566,600....

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OSHA cites US Steel for willful violation in fatal Alabama plant explosion 26 March 2015

United States Steel Corp. has been cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for a willful violation and seven serious violations after the explosion at its Fairfield plant that killed two workers and injured a third last year. OSHA’s report into the incident said the was caused by opening and closing a high-pressure valve that contained oxygen and hydrated lime, with the furnace still in operation....

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OSHA cites US protein and biomass plants for safety violations 30 January 2015

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 13 citations to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, following the investigation of the death of one temporary worker and serious injury to another. The company received citations for noise exposure, personnel protective equipment, machine guarding, welding and cutting and electrical hazards....

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OSHA cites US subsidiary of French cosmetics company for explosion and chemical hazards 14 December 2014

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a French company with facilities in New Jersey, along with two staffing agencies, over explosion and chemical hazards at its Mine Hill plant 20 miles west of Newark....

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News Extra: OSHA director says US standards process is “broken” 01 October 2014

In an interview with NBC News, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) director David Michaels said: “When it comes to health hazards, we have a standards process that is broken.” Political opposition to new standards in Congress, where many Republicans oppose them as potential constraints on business, have combined with legal and procedural challenges to make OSHA’s efforts to bring rules up to date a Herculean task. ...

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