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OSHA investigation followed recycler's death when hit by truck

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a non-profit business for various safety violations. This followed an investigation into the circumstances that led to the April death of a worker in the Missouri company's recycling facility. The business provides recycling, mowing and janitorial services and tries to give employment for people with disabilities.

Workers' injuries: Worker survives collapse of 20-foot trench

Construction company owners in Missouri are expected to be knowledgeable about the required safety precautions that must be taken to protect workers in trenches. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict regulations and provides clear guidelines for the manner in which trenches must be secured to prevent collapses and resulting workers' injuries. When the walls of a trench collapse, workers can be buried under tons of soil in a matter of seconds, and survivors are few.

OSHA cites auto parts maker for disregarding workplace safety

Employees working in industrial facilities typically face many safety hazards, regardless of what is manufactured at the plant. In its quest to prevent workers' injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for every known hazard. When workers feel threatened by their employer's disregard of workplace safety, they are entitled to report the issue and request an inspection of the facilities.

Missouri company cited for 2 amputation workers' injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires business owners to report amputation injuries within 24 hours. The agency reports that it received 88 reports of amputations in Missouri within the first year of the reporting program. It says workers' injuries of this type continue to form a significant part of the most frequently cited safety violations.

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