Latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

OSHA fines Kansas City company after worker's death

Jan. 31, 2023 16:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal agency has recommended nearly $200,000 in fines after an apprentice technician died from electrocution at a construction site in Kansas City last year — just a year after another technician working for the company was electrocuted at a construction site in...

OSHA cites 3 Amazon warehouses for high injury risk

Jan. 18, 2023 15:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal safety investigators cited three Amazon warehouses for putting workers at serious risk of injury from the bending, twisting and lifting required to rapidly move and stack packages for hours. Amazon rejected the findings by the Occupational Safety and Health...

OSHA: Amazon failed to record some warehouse injuries

Dec. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon failed to properly record work-related injuries at warehouses located in five states, a federal agency said Friday while announcing it issued more than a dozen citations during the course of its ongoing investigation of the company. The Occupational Safety...

New lawsuit filed by workers in Ky. factory hit by tornado

Dec. 08, 2022 17:59 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A group of workers who claim they were not allowed to leave a Kentucky candle factory before a tornado destroyed the building have filed a second lawsuit against the company. The suit filed Thursday in Graves County accuses Mayfield Consumer Products and one of...

OSHA probes worker's death at Sioux Falls packaging facility

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed Friday that it is investigating a death that occurred at a Sioux Falls packaging facility earlier this week. OSHA spokesperson Scott Allen said investigators were speaking with employees and the...

Attorney: Company hit by tornado interfered with OSHA probe

Nov. 18, 2022 18:41 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Former workers at a Kentucky candle factory struck by a tornado last year are alleging that the company retaliated against them for cooperating with federal safety inspectors. An attorney said Friday that he has filed a charge on behalf of 20 workers with the...

OSHA proposes fines against Caterpillar after worker death

Nov. 09, 2022 19:37 PM EST

MAPLETON, Ill. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday proposed fines of $145,027 against Caterpillar Inc. for not installing a guardrail or travel restraint at a foundry outside Peoria where a worker fell into molten iron in June. Steven...