Safety Fraud Results in 6.5 Year Prison Sentence for Former Safety Manager

Gunpowder Manufacturer Charged with Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide for Improper Gear

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COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a New Hampshire gunpowder company that was the site of a 2010 factory explosion that killed two men is scheduled for trial in May. Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt., was indicted last year on two counts of manslaughter and two counts of negligent homicide for negligently engaging in [...]

Parkway Iron and Metal Charged $77,770 For Inadequate Personal Protective Equipment

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After receiving a complaint alleging hazards in the workplace, OSHA opened an inspection and found sixteen serious violations and three repeat violations at Parkway Iron and Metal in Clifton, New Jersey. Repeat violations include Parkway’s failure to provide proper personal protective equipment, conduct hazard assessments, and provide proper hazard communication training. The list of serious [...]

Employers Pay Heavy Price for Workplace Injuries

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Liberty Mutual Insurance company report showed that the most disabling injuries (those involving six or more days away from work) cost American employers more than $53 billion a year – over $1 billion a week – in workers’ compensation costs alone. That statistic was quoted by Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration [...]