OSHA cites Tonawanda Coke for repeat, serious safety violations after employee dies

BUFFALO, N.Y. The death of a Tonawanda Coke Corp. employee who was pulled into the rotating shaft of a coal elevator on Jan. 6, 2016, could have been prevented, an inspection by the Buffalo Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined. As he prepared to grease and […]

20 Years of OSHA Violations, Now $3.42 Million in Proposed Fines for Ohio Auto Parts Manufacturer

Sunfield Inc., a motor vehicle metal parts stamping operation established in 1993, nearly broke a record, but not in a good way. The Hebron, Ohio site is the only U.S. plant of parent company, Ikeda Manufacturing Co. LTD. which is headquartered in Ota-City, Gunma, Japan. Sunfield, which has a daily workforce of 175 workers, faces […]

GOP: It’s OK for Corporations to Kill Workers

Alan White couldn’t shout jubilation from the rooftop on March 25 when he heard that the U.S. Department of Labor, after decades of trying, had finally issued a stricter rule to limit exposure to potentially deadly silica dust in workplaces. He was happy, all right. After all, he’d worked with the United Steelworkers (USW) to […]