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November 2012 Archives

Illinois company cited; Hazards increase odds of work accident

An Illinois company has received OSHA citations for safety reasons. The Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has been cited for three safety violations after allegedly failing to protect their workers from the machines unexpectedly starting up. A violation like this one can result in a serious or even fatal work accident.

plant cited by OSHA to prevent industrial accident

OSHA has fined a Chatsworth, Illinois manufacturer $75,000 for 14 different serious violations. The drainage pipe maker, Prinsco Inc., was given 15 days to correct the items cited, schedule a meeting with OSHA representatives to try and mediate the citations or appeal them. The company indicated it had already scheduled a meeting to discuss the citations and fines. The OSHA action is typically designed to prevent an industrial accident from occurring.

Worker falls 3 stories in fatal construction accident

If a person is afraid of heights, then construction may not be the best employment option. Construction workers are commonly required to work on tall buildings and structures while on the job in Illinois and elsewhere. Understandably, this puts them in danger of falling and severely injuring themselves. In the worst case scenario, this type of construction accident could result in death. Tragically, this is what happened recently to a construction worker who fell three stories to his death.

Officials target workplace safety risk at Illinois plant

An Illinois plant is at odds with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over four recent citations for serious violations of safety protocols. The violations were said to have occurred at Flex-N-Gate Corp.'s plant, which is located in Urbana. Though no specific work accident was identified, the OSHA action targeted unsafe practices that exposed workers to physical harm.

OSHA focuses on specific work-related injury issues in Illinois

It is important that authorities continually improve their vigilance when it comes to avoiding the injury of workers on the job. The more precautions authorities take in creating and enforcing regulations, the safer work environments will be. This is why the local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to increase its focus on several different aspects of safety in order to avoid work-related injury in Illinois. OSHA hopes its renewed efforts will help decrease the number of injuries suffered by workers on the job.

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