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OSHA cites Corinth company for 11 violations after accidents

One of Corinth’s largest manufacturers, the 160-employee Mississippi Polymers Inc., has been hit with a $56,300 fine after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 11 serious safety violations. The citations issued Jan. 14 say Mississippi Polymers exposed its workers to unguarded machinery and other safety hazards, OSHA said in a press notice ...

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Lumber company draws citation from OSHA after worker's death

FULTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Graham Lumber Co. in Fulton for two safety violations following the April death of a worker who got entangled in a conveyor belt. OSHA says in a news release the worker, employed at the company for less than two weeks, was cleaning up sawdust and bark around an unguarded conveyor ...

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Explosion at Coast fish plant leaves one dead, three injured

MOSS POINT — One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion today at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast. Omega Protein spokesman Ben Landry said it happened about 9:30 a.m. while employees of a subcontractor were working on two storage tanks. “One tank exploded and we have one fatality and three injuries, one of ...

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Yacht-builder cited by OSHA for safety, health violations

GULFPORT — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Trinity Yachts, LLC with four repeat, 14 serious and two other-than-serious safety and health violations. The May inspection was a result of a complaint OSHA received about the shipbuilding facility in Gulfport. Proposed penalties total $177,100. “Trinity Yachts LLC has an extensive inspection history, has had ...

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OSHA hits Norfolk Southern with whistleblower fines yet again, cites rigged hearings

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has become a repeat violator of whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the U.S. Department of Labor charged in fining the railroad company more than $300,000 for its latest retaliation against an employee who complained about safety on the job. The newest fine, combined with fines levied in three previous cases, brings the ...

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OSHA looking into explosion

Smith County — Smith County emergency management director Kevin Butler announced that the investigation into the cause of the deadly July 15 pipeline explosion has begun. Butler said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were expected to be on the scene July 16. The explosion occurred just south of Sylvarena in rural Smith County around 3:30 p.m. when workers were ...

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