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Coroner: Woman killed in forklift accident at lumber mill

Heavy rains may have contributed to the death of a woman in Mississippi who was hit by a forklift at a lumber mill. Toya Smith, 45, died Wednesday morning at Shuqualak Lumber Company after being hit by a forklift, Noxubee County Coroner R.L. Calhoun told news outlets. The driver of a forklift didn’t see Smith because of heavy rains, Calhoun ...

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OSHA cites Mississippi construction contractor for exposing employees to cave-in hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Advanced Construction & Development LLC – based in Biloxi, Mississippi – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a D’Iberville, Mississippi, worksite. The contractor faces $79,559 in penalties. OSHA initiated the inspection after a compliance officer observed employees installing a storm drainpipe in an excavation without cave-in ...

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OSHA cites Mississippi poultry processor after employees hospitalized for ammonia exposure

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Wayne Farms LLC for exposing employees to hazardous chemicals. The poultry processing company in Laurel, Mississippi, faces $119,341 in penalties. On January 27, 2019, 12 employees needed transport to nearby hospitals after a leak caused the release of 2,100 pounds of anhydrous ammonia. OSHA cited the company ...

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Not all businesses aware of new OSHA requirements

By BECKY GILLETTE Even with penalties of up to $7,000 for failure to report serious workplace injuries, a report by OSHA estimates that only about 50 percent of severe injuries in the U.S. are being reported within the required period. The revised rule that went into effect in January 2015 didn’t change previous requirements to report all work-related fatalities within ...

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Ashley Furniture fined $1.8M; Miss. plants not cited

By Jack Weatherly A Wisconsin-based furniture maker has drawn a $1.8 million fine from the federal Occupational and Safety and Health Administration for 1,000 injuries to employees in a 42-month period. Those occurred at the Arcadia, Wis., headquarters plant for Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., which employs 4,500 there, OSHA said in a news release Ashley employs about 3,600 in Mississippi in ...

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OSHA fines 4 companies after fatal fish plant explosion

MOSS POINT — Fines totaling $187,620 have been proposed against four companies related to a deadly explosion at Omega Protein last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a news release that two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Moss Point plan on July 28, 2014, had no training to know that the storage tank beneath ...

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Dollar General store cited by OSHA for second time

BROOKLYN — A Dollar General store in south Mississippi has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety hazards. OSHA says in a news release yesterday this is the second time the Brooklyn store has been cited for the same hazards. It was cited for the same violations in 2010. Brooklyn is located on U.S. Highway 49 ...

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OSHA enters into agreement with GEO Group

MERIDIAN — The GEO Group Inc., based in Boca Raton, Fla., has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that requires the company to implement comprehensive procedures and policies to better safeguard its workers against the hazards of workplace violence in every correctional and adult detention facility that it manages in the nation. “This corporate-wide ...

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