Posts Tagged ‘workplace safety’

OSHA cites AZZ Inc. for 22 safety, health violations

RICHLAND — AZZ Inc., doing business as AZZ Galvanizing Services in Richland, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 22 safety and health violations following an inspection that began in December 2011 after OSHA received a complaint alleging hazards. OSHA reports 17 serious safety and health violations […] [...]

Worker dies of head injury at Mississippi Phosphates plant

PASCAGOULA — Authorities say a 39-year-old Pascagoula man died after sustaining a head injury at Mississippi Phosphates Corp. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Mississippi Press Jeffrey Simpson was pronounced dead around 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Sheriff Mike Byrd said it appeared that a piece of equipment exploded and killed the worker. Broadus said an […] [...]

Coroner: Omega Protein worker died of blood loss

MOSS POINT — Officials say a maintenance worker at a Moss Point seafood plant died from blood loss. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Sun Herald 24-year-old Christopher Hebert was caught in a conveyor at Omega Protein Monday. Broadus said he died from loss of blood related to his injuries. Moss Point police and […] [...]

Lawmakers split over workers’ comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is split on a bill that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law. Opponents say it would tilt the scales against workers, but proponents say it would return fairness to a system that currently favors workers. The House defeated its bill yesterday 62-52, but the Senate voted 38-13 […] [...]

OSHA cites Bude’s Franklin Lumber Co. for safety violations

BUDE — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Bude company for 22 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $103,356. OSHA officials say in a news release that it cited Franklin Lumber Co. for, among other things, failing to prevent accumulations of combustible dust, to provide guardrails around equipment, to cover live […] [...]

Worker dies in accident at VT Halter; OSHA to investigate

PASCAGOULA — A 66-year-old Pascagoula man died in an industrial accident at VT Halter Marine. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Mississippi Press Lee Thibodeaux died yesterday of blunt force trauma to the upper body. At about 11 a.m., Pascagoula police responded to the accident at the shipyard. Authorities say the accident involved sandblasting […] [...]

Judge tosses historic $322M asbestos verdict

by Published: January 4,2012

Tags: asbestos, courts, health, lawsuit, workplace safety

SMITH COUNTY — A Mississippi judge has thrown out a $322-million lawsuit verdict that had been hailed as the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history. The case began to unravel for the plaintiff after defense lawyers asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to remove the original judge because he allegedly neglected to […] [...]

OSHA cites, fines Huntington Ingalls for safety violations

PASCAGOULA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Pascagoula shipyard for 50 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $176,444. OSHA officials say in a news release that the penalties against Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors come from a June inspection after receiving a complaint about safety hazards. Huntington Ingalls was […] [...]

OSHA cites Howard Industries for more safety violations

LAUREL — Federal workplace safety officials have again cited a Laurel manufacturer for unsafe practices. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today that it has accused Howard Industries of eight rule violations, which could carry a fine of up to $59,000. Two repeat violation citations say that Howard still hasn’t fixed problems where […] [...]

OSHA cites Howard Industries for more safety violations

LAUREL — Federal workplace safety officials have again cited a Laurel manufacturer for unsafe practices. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today that it has accused Howard Industries of eight rule violations, which could carry a fine of up to $59,000. Two repeat violation citations say that Howard still hasn’t fixed problems where […] [...]

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