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US Department of Labor cites oil company $450,000 after three workers suffer severe injuries in well explosion 10 May 2022

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $453,982 (£369k) in penalties after its investigators determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion in North Dakota on 4 November 2021....

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OSHA cites Florida ammunition manufacturer for serious violations after fatal 2018 explosion 19 March 2019

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ammunition manufacturer AMTEC Less Lethal Systems Inc. for exposing employees to explosive hazards after an explosion fatally injured two workers at the company’s Perry, Florida, facility. The company faces $188,290 in penalties for multiple serious violations, and a willful violation that carries the maximum penalty allowed....

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A decade after fatal Georgia sugar plant explosion, US dust explosion safety standards remain elusive 20 July 2018

On February 8, 2008, a series of dust explosions at the Imperial Sugar Company plant at Port Wentworth, Georgia, killed 14 people and injured dozens more. After the incident, Congress passed a bill requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to set standards on combustible dust, but, ten years’ on, no such standards have been introduced and, every year, dust explosions continue to claim lives across the country....

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CSB gives update on fatal Wisconsin grain mill blast 02 May 2018

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) held a news conference on April 30 to give an update on its investigation into a grain dust explosion in May 2017, which killed five workers and injured 14 others at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin....

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OSHA fines Anadarko and three other companies for fatal Colorado tank blast 29 January 2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Energes Services LLC, Dominguez Welding LLC and Unlimited Services LLC face $70,711 in proposed penalties after the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) judged that they had exposed employees to health and safety hazards in the fatal explosion of a storage tank in May 2017 in Mead, Colorado. ...

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OSHA fines Florida utility over fatal June power plant explosion 02 January 2018

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued $140,000 in fines against Tampa Electric (TECO), owner and operator of the Big Bend power plant which suffered a catastrophic explosion in June 2017 that resulted in five deaths and a serious injury. In the incident, the clearance of a furnace blockage sent molten slag spewing across the space under the unit where a number of staff were working. ...

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OSHA fines Alabama car dealership over fatal flash fire 15 December 2017

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited and fined Carl Cannon Inc., an automobile dealership, after investigating a flash fire in June 2017 that killed three employees and critically injured a fourth at its Jasper, Alabama, facility. The fines and penalties total $152,099....

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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....