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OSHA seeks to keep an eye on Gerardi work sites

The U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday that it is seeking authority to monitor a suburban sewer contractor the agency says has been cited multiple times for safety violations.

The contractor, Norridge-based Gerardi Sewer & Water Co., has had a “severe violator history” at work sites where it digs trenches, the agency said in a press release. Get the full story »

OSHA cites Bridgford plant for safety violations

A Bridgford Foods processing plant in Chicago faces up to $212,000 in fines for worker safety violations, a federal agency said Tuesday.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the producer of meat snacks and deli foods for failing to implement and provide training for workers on lockout procedures, in turn exposing workers to energized equipment. Get the full story »

OSHA fines Norridge-based sewer company

Norridge-based Gerardi Sewer & Water Co. was issued multiple safety citations for failing to protect workers from cave-ins during trenching operations, said the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Cave-ins are a leading cause of deaths during excavations. Get the full story »

Deaths, injuries among grain workers hit record

Accidents in grain silos, storage bins and other facilities killed and injured a record number of workers through October this year, a study by Purdue University showed. Get the full story »

OSHA fines Interstate Brands alleging 20 violations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Schiller Park-based Interstate Brands Corp. with 20 alleged safety violations for failing to train workers and protect them from safety hazards. OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $274,500. Get the full story »

Hyatt housekeepers to file OSHA complaints

Hyatt housekeepers in eight cities are expected to file complaints today with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, complaining of injuries they sustained on the job.

The complaints are being filed against the company by workers at 12 Hyatt properties, including four in Chicago, with the backing of Unite Here, the hotel workers union that has launched a campaign against the chain in an effort to lower the number of room housekeepers are expected to clean. Get the full story »

Evanston’s Spartech fined for safety violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied $54,500 in fines against an Evanston-based plastic maker, saying it violated 16 “serious safety violations” by exposing employees to unguarded machinery and “electric shock hazards.” Get the full story »

OSHA wants $60,000 fine for National Wrecking

Tribune staff report | The U.S. safety agency OSHA has proposed $60,000 in penalties against Chicago-based National Wrecking Co. for safety violations.

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