Sept. 26, 2016 - Steel producer ArcelorMittal Dofasco was fined $60,000 after a worker was overcome by gas fumes and lost consciousness at the company’s Burlington Street East plant in Ontario.
Aug. 12, 2016 - Meyer Steel Drum Inc. in Chicago, Ill., is facing $46,800 in proposed penalties for lack of adequate machine guarding.
Aug. 12, 2016 - La Espiga de Oro Inc., a Houston, Texas, tortilla factory faces $106,700 in federal penalties for exposing employees to amputation, machine, fall and extreme heat hazards.
Jul. 8, 2016 - This May, Baldor employees at the Fort Smith motor plant in Arkansas achieved 15 million hours with a lost-time accident — a milestone achievement they’ve been working toward since August 2010, says the company.
Jul. 4, 2016 - BFG Canada Ltd., a cracker manufacturer, pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries when a hand was pulled into machinery. The incident occurred on December 5, 2014, at the company’s manufacturing facility in Kitchener, Ont.
Jun. 29, 2016 - An explosion at Bonnell Aluminum plant in Newnan, Ga., has injured five workers and rocked buildings in the city’s downtown area.
Jun. 10, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says Ashley Furniture, a retailer of home furnishings, has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle alleged safety violations at its plants in Arcadia and Whitehall, Wisc., and in Ecru and Ripley, Miss.
Jun. 10, 2016 - The Baldor Electric Company gearbox manufacturing plant in Belton, S.C., is celebrating a milestone achievement. This month, the company announced it recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents.
May 26, 2016 - A meat processing plant in Ajax, Ont., has pleaded guilty and fined $82,500 for two separate incidents in which workers suffered hand injuries.
May 10, 2016 - Monterra Lumber Mills Ltd., a remanufacturer of softwood lumber, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 in the death of a delivery driver who was killed while lumber was being unloaded from the truck he had been driving.
May 4, 2016 - Cargill Limited, operating as Cargill Value Added Meats, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered the loss of fingers to exhaust fan blades.
May 2, 2016 - The 2015 annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) shows a “year of stability and growth” as on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.
Apr. 21, 2016 - Schmolz + Bickenbach Canada, an international manufacturer, producer and distributor of steel products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered injuries that resulted in amputation.
Apr. 19, 2016 - U.S. Steel Canada/Acier U.S. Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after a worker lost consciousness and suffered fractures and burns after being caught and pinned by a hydraulic ram.
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