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Was chemical explosion caused by a safety violation?

An explosion occurred at a chemical plant in Newark on a recent Monday. The blast caused injuries to five workers, but it has not yet been determined whether a safety violation caused the incident. Company owners in Ohio have to comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency has special regulations for the handling of hazardous chemicals, and all employees must be aware of the hazards.

Company cited for 2 amputation injuries after April electrocution

Families of employees at a wire and steel manufacturing plant in Ohio have reason to be concerned for the safety of their loved ones. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently completed an investigation into two workplace accidents that caused partial amputation of workers' fingers. The agency expressed concern over the fact that these life-changing accidents occurred within six months of another worker's death when he was electrocuted at the plant.

Repeated ammonia safety violation identified at Case Farms

Case farms have several plants across Ohio at which chickens are processed, packed and frozen for supply to the fast food and supermarket industry. Media reports over several months have reported citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after inspections at various of Case Farms in Winesburg. An ammonia safety violation was recently discovered.

Safety violation: Worker's hair caught in unguarded machine

An Occupational Safety and Health Department area director says the agency is often disheartened with the findings of investigations. It is not uncommon for an investigation to reveal that work injuries were the result of repeated safety violations. An investigation to determine the cause of a recent Ohio workplace accident showed that a worker's life-changing injuries were caused by a safety violation that had also formed part of two other incidents this year.

Employer fined for amputation injury of 14-year-old worker

There are strict federal and state laws that govern the employment of children under the age of 18. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, certain specified job activities may not be performed by workers under the age of 18. These include the operation of certain specified machines and equipment in a non-agricultural setting. In violation of these laws, a 14-year-old Ohio boy suffered a gruesome amputation injury in March of this year.

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