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    Contractor fined $91K for deadly trench collapse

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by IE Safety Services

    Contractor fined $91K for deadly trench collapse March 22, 2016 By Nick Pipitone Leave a Comment A Mason, OH, excavation contractor is facing a $91,000 fine for a trench collapse that killed a 26-year-old employee last year. OSHA alleged Stauffer Site Services didn’t provide trench cave-in protection for employees during a storm sewer replacement project in […]

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    Is it unrealistic to be good at Safety & Profit ?

    Posted on: February 16th, 2016 by IE Safety Services

    Research: Unrealistic to be good at Safety & Profit at same time February 10, 2016 By Fred Hosier Leave a Comment Is it unrealistic to be good at Safety & Profit at same time? Why do big organizations repeat big safety mistakes? Researchers think they know why. The study by the McCombs School of Business at The […]

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    Which companies under-report injuries? The impact on workplace safety

    Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by IE Safety Services

    A new study reveals which size companies and what industries are more likely to under-report worker injuries. The study also points out how this impacts efforts to reduce worker injuries at all sorts of companies.  The study, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, says overall, 70% of workers’ comp claims in Washington state […]

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    Court rules Safety not enforced

    Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by IE Safety Services

    Court says company’s safety policy not enforced, willful violation stands You’ve probably heard this many times: It’s not enough to have a safety policy – you have to enforce it. Now, a federal appeals court has acknowledged that in a recent ruling.  OSHA issued a $70,000 willful violation to Stark Excavating for improper sloping of a trench […]

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    OSHA issues company $462K in new violations; one-year total now $1.87M

    Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by IE Safety Services

    Repeat violations have added up for this Ohio company. Its OSHA fines in 2015 now total more than $1.87 million.  The latest infractions filed against Case Farms chicken processing facilities in Winesburg and Canton involve deficiencies in ammonia refrigeration systems. Fines total $462,000 for the most recent citations. The Winesburg plant has been cited for […]

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    Owner pleads guilty in employee death, faces up to 25 years in prison

    Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by IE Safety Services

    The owner of a roofing company could go to prison for up to 25 years in connection with the death of a construction worker who fell off a roof. The worker didn’t have fall protection.  James McCullagh, 60, of Meadowbrook, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to six charges in connection with the death of […]

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    More Good Samaritan Stories from HSI

    Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by IE Safety Services

    Get your week off to a great start with some Good Samaritan stories about bystanders using their ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training to come to the aid of someone in an emergency.

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    Death of dairy worker crushed while moving cattle is probed

    Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    State officials are investigating the death of an Ontario dairy worker crushed while moving cattle over the weekend.

    Winston Perez, 28, suffered severe internal injuries after he was “crushed between a gate and the fence by the cows” about 5 a.m….

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    Family of Colorado woman killed in reality TV pilot sues Discovery

    Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    The family of a Colorado woman who was killed during filming of a reality TV pilot for Discovery Channel has sued the producers and Discovery Communications for negligence.

    Plaintiff Mel Bernstein and his daughter have filed a lawsuit in the U.S….

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    Dairy worker crushed by cows; Cal/OSHA investigating

    Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by IE Safety Services

    State officials are investigating the death of an Ontario dairy worker crushed while moving cattle over the weekend.

    Winston Perez, 28, suffered severe internal injuries after he was “crushed between a gate and the fence by the cows” about 5 a.m….

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