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Employee Killed At UW-Madison Campus In Loading Dock Accident

A 63-year-old man was killed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus last week in a loading dock accident. The Prairie du Sac man was repairing a loading dock lift outside the Arts Loft building on North Frances Street last Tuesday when it collapsed on him. He was […]

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OSHA Fines Cudahy Co. $50K, Some For Repeat Violations

Joy-Mark Inc., a Cudahy, Wis. company, received citations for six health violations, including two repeat violations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Friday. OSHA proposed the company face $50,050 in fines as a result of the October 2012 follow-up inspection. “Joy-Mark has a responsibility to monitor […]

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OSHA Cites Tomahawk Company $61K For Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Tomahawk company with eight safety violations this week and proposed the company pay fines totaling $61,600. The company was issued a citation for failing to have a hearing conservation program in February 2011. They reached a settlement agreement with OSHA in […]

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Worker Injured In Explosion At Golf Club

A 35-year-old Wisconsin golf course employee was injured in an explosion at the Hudson Golf Club earlier this week. According to news reports, the Spring Valley, Wis. man was opening a 55-gallon drum with an acetylene torch the morning of March 22 at the golf club when […]

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Iowa State Appeals Court Denies Injured Snowplower Right To Trial

An Iowa state appeals court ruled earlier this month that a snowplow driver’s right to a trial can be lawfully denied and he should be required to take a previous settlement instead. According to reports and court documents, the court ruled that a Rock County Circuit Judge […]

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Man Critically Injured In Mill Explosion

A Tomahawk resident suffered serious burns at at the mill he worked at earlier this week. The 53-year-old was burned at the nearby Packaging Corp. of America mill Tuesday morning during what was described as a routine operation where he was igniting a boiler at the mill. […]

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OSHA Fines MA-Based Company For Violations In WI

OSHA fined a Massachusetts-based company more than $230,000 for 27 alleged health and safety violations in Wisconsin. Richelieu Foods Inc., which employs just more than 400 workers at its Beaver Dam pizza-making facility. The company has also been placed in OSHA’s severe violator enforcement program. “Companies with […]

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Company Faces Nearly Half A Million In Fines After Highway Worker’s Electrocution

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Houston-based company with 10 safety violations after a worker came in contact with overhead power lines and was killed working on I-94 near Menomonie, Wis. According to OSHA, Highway Technologies Inc. was performing guard rail and sign installation for […]

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Milwaukee Tire Recycling Company Fined $53K For 12 Safety Violations

A Milwaukee employer is facing 12 safety violations and fines of $53,856 after a follow-up inspection found the employer failed to abate previous safety violations. Shindler Tire Recycling LLC in Milwaukee, received two failure to abate citations for failing to provide documentation showing how the employer corrected […]

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Iron Foundry Faces More Than Quarter Million In OSHA Fines

A Browntown, Wis. company was cited for 28 violations and fined more than a quarter of a million dollars by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week. According to OSHA, Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC was cited for 28 health violations, including three repeat violations, one of […]

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