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  • Feds seek fines over grain dust hazards in Montana

    A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren't exposed to grain dust hazards in Montana.

  • California rail line fined for worker deaths

    Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision.

  • OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

    The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • OSHA could take over Arizona division

    Arizona's disdain for what many say is an all-too powerful federal government could grow if a disagreement over federal construction standards is not resolved.

  • Company fined for ballpark worker's death

    Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health is fining a company nearly $52,000 for violations following an accident that killed a demolition worker on a new St. Paul Saints ballpark.

  • Oregon fines wild cat sanctuary in mauling case

    Oregon safety officials have fined a suburban Portland wild cat sanctuary $5,600 for two serious violations, one of which likely contributed to an employee being mauled to death by a cougar.

  • ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY MARCH 9 - This Feb. 17, 2014 photo shows a drilling rig in Howard county, Texas as the sun sets. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of "the worst of the worst" employers in the nation and drilling companies with multiple fatalities should be on it, safety experts say. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen)

    Deaths at Texas oil and gas companies uncharted

    If Shannon Hardy had known about all the safety violations and all the roughnecks killed at Robinson Drilling rigs, she would have tried to talk her son, Chase Dillon, out of taking his first real job there just out of high school.

  • In this image provided by Josh Forst, flames and smoke shoot up after an explosion at a townhouse complex Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Ewing, N.J. A gas line damaged by a contractor exploded "like a bomb" while utility crews worked to repair it Tuesday at the complex, injuring at least seven people while several homes were destroyed or damaged.  (AP Photo/Josh Forst)

    Contractor in NJ blast faced $100K in fines

    The contractor working for New Jersey's largest utility at the site of a town house explosion that killed one resident recently had been fined more than $100,000 by safety regulators for problems at two other sites, but the utility said Wednesday it never had any problems with the construction firm.

  • RI wood pellet company cited after 2013 blast

    Federal workplace safety officials are seeking $43,000 in fines from a wood pellet company for alleged violations related to a 2013 explosion and fire.

  • Iowa has only 2 inspectors for asbestos projects

    Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos-removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year.

  • SeaWorld files complaint against investigator

    SeaWorld has filed a complaint alleging that an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator who probed a SeaWorld trainer's death engaged in unethical conduct by fraternizing with makers of a documentary critical of the park.

  • Newspaper investigation questions oil field safety

    Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in 2007 show the federal government failed to implement safety standards and procedures, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation.

  • OSHA responds to pressure on small farm inspection

    Bowing to congressional pressure, the Obama administration is assuring Congress and farmers it doesn't want to regulate the country's smallest farms.

  • OSHA cites Oakdale company for health violations

    A flavoring manufacturer in Oakdale has been cited by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a fire last year severely burned a worker.

  • Firm involved in towers collapse was fined in '09

    The company that employed two of the three people killed in the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in Clarksburg was sanctioned after a fatal accident in 2009 in Missouri, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration records.

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