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Worker Killed At Glass Co.

A worker at a glass company was killed in an industrial accident early Christmas day, Portage police said. Thomas E. Roche, 55, an employee of Cardinal Glass Industries of more than 16 years, was found dead when emergency crews responded to a call at 2:45 a.m. According […]

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Waukesha Co. Fined For 22 OSHA Violations

A Waukesha company was fined $77,600 by OSHA for 22 violations, six of them repeat violations, following a safety inspection at the facility. Acme Machell Co. Inc. was investigated after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration received complaints alleging burn hazards and poor […]

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One Dead In Accident At Meat Packing Plant

An accident at a Norwalk meat packing plant has left one man dead. Thirty-one-year-old Edgar Rodriguez Becerra of Viola was killed Friday at the Valley Pride Packing Plant just before 10 a.m. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said they received a call about the accident at 9:55 […]

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OSHA Fines Cargill Meat Plant $146,000 For Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Cargill Solutions Corp. last week for 23 violations at its ground beef plant located in Milwaukee. OSHA has proposed $146,400 in fines for the safety violations. The violations include: Failing to develop normal operating procedures for startup of ammonia refrigeration […]

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One Killed, One Seriously Injured In Chemical Spill At Plant

A Horicon, Wis. man died Monday and his co-worker was injured after the two were overcome by chemical fumes at a plant near Theresa, Wis. According to reports, 55-year-old Roman Torres was killed and Thomas Persha, 65, was hospitalized. Persha’s wife found the two of the men […]

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Man Killed After Arm Severed On Ship

A Superior man was killed after having his arm severed in a workplace accident last week. According to reports, 60-year-old Robert Hackensmith got his arm caught in a running conveyor belt, which amputated his arm before it was shut off by coworkers aboard the SS St. Mary’s […]

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Webinar Aims To Educate On OSHA’s New Local Emphasis Program

The University of Wisconsin Extension is holding a two-hour webinar in a few weeks to discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new Local Emphasis Program for inspecting dairy farms. The online presentation will be held December 6 from 1 p.m. – 3p.m. and led by Mary […]

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OSHA Cites Vinton Construction Co. For Five Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Manitowoc utility contractor Vinton Construction Co. for five citations of safety violations. The company received four serious safety violations and one willful violation for failing to protect workers from cave-ins while performing trenching operations to install […]

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WI Birdhouse Maker Cited For 22 Violations

A Wisconsin manufacture of birdhouses was cited for safety and health violations at two of its facilities this week. According to a press release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Gardner Equipment Co. was cited for 22 violations between their sites in Columbus and Juneau. OSHA […]

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Grain Co. Fined $550K

Earlier this month, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered a Wisconsin grain company to pay a fine of $550,000 and increase safety training for employees after a list of safety violations in August 2010. According to reports, the Burlington-based Cooperative Plus, Inc. received citations for […]

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