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Fall, trenching & hazmat hazards: safety violations across the USA

April 23, 2019


A fatal fall, hazmat exposure and trenching hazards are among the workplace conditions that resulted in federal and state OSHA violations in recent cases.

California fines contractor after worker fatally injured

California OSHA issued four citations and $67,500 in penalties to Crain Walnut Shelling, Inc., after a worker suffered fatal injuries. Inspectors determined that the company failed to train workers on hazardous energy, ensure the proper identification and evaluation of workplace hazards, and use an extension tool to minimize crushing hazards.

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