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OSHA says company exposed workers to unsafe working environment

Following an investigation into a November 2014 workplace accident, a Missouri company is facing proposed OSHA penalties of $70,700. The inspectors of the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the business owner provided an unsafe working environment. When workers have to work in hazardous conditions, they are at a distinct disadvantage, and they may ultimately suffer severe injuries or work-related illnesses.

Diver dies in work accident when safety regulations are violated

Regardless of the industries in which Missouri workers are employed, safety hazards will be present. Employers in all industries must ensure their workers are protected by removing known hazards and following safety regulations at all times. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a company owner to disregard safety regulations with little or no consideration that it may lead to a work accident with devastating consequences.

OSHA citations follow deaths of 2 workers in trench collapse

Missouri employers have to protect any employees against workplace hazards in all areas of their employment. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for all activities, and failure to comply may lead to severe workplace injuries and even deaths. A landscaping company in another state was recently cited by OSHA after an investigation into a trench collapse that took the lives of two workers.

Company classified as severe violator after fatal work accident

Too many Missouri workers lose their lives or are severely injured in preventable workplace accidents. Employers must provide work environments that are clear of known hazards. Unfortunately, some company owners choose to disregard the safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Such negligence may lead to a fatal work accident.

Forklift operator dies in work accident in warehouse

Forklift drivers in all industries should receive adequate training in the operation of forklifts. The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires company owners to ensure that forklift operators are qualified and aware of all potential hazards. Due to the high rate of fatalities involving forklifts in the workplace, OSHA initiated a program to educate employers and employees in Missouri and two neighboring states about the potential hazards and how to prevent a work accident that involves a forklift.

Missouri underground mine worker dies in work accident

Missouri mine workers are constantly facing hazardous situations and typically rely on their employers to protect them against workplace injuries. The lack of proper safety training and experience, along with inadequate supervision, often lead to workplace accidents. Ensuring safe environments for mine workers requires strict compliance with safety guidelines as prescribed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A tragic work accident recently claimed the life of a mine worker in Missouri.

Workers rely on employers to follow workplace safety regulations

It is not uncommon for Missouri workers in various industries to be concerned about their safety while they are at work. Regardless of their awareness of safety regulations, it is up to company owners to ensure safe workplace surroundings. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to follow the prescribed rules related to workplace safety.

Owner of contracting company dies in trench collapse

Construction workers whose duties involve trench digging may be aware of the dangers they are exposed to. While company owners are responsible for the safety of their workers, it is not uncommon for some of them to disregard the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workers in Missouri may be interested to learn about a trench collapse in another state that claimed the life of one person.

Workplace accidents -- Cell tower collapse claims 2 more lives

Missouri workers whose jobs entail working on high cell towers are likely aware of the extreme dangers posed by their occupations. If they are employed by a company who disregards safety regulations, their lives may be threatened by potential workplace accidents on a daily basis. After completion of an investigation into a March cell tower collapse, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued several citations to a communications company that is based in Missouri.

Electrical shock causes untimely death in Missouri work accident

Company owners in Missouri have an enormous responsibility to their employees. They have a duty to provide safe workplace surroundings and to take all the necessary steps to avoid the occurrence of a work accident. However, it is not uncommon for company owners to disregard some of the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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