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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Timkin Steel plant in Canton for six safety violations, including failing to protect workers from a dangerous atmosphere caused by chemicals leaking into the ventilation system.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is now increasing fines for safety violations. 

Newark Advocate

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a Newark food additive manufacturer’s failure to handle hazardous materials and respond properly to an emergency led to an explosion that injured four workers in December, 2015.

Columbus police have identified the worker killed early Monday at a west side factory.

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The employer of a man killed when a trench collapsed on top of him in late March has been cited and fined by federal regulators.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health administration is proposing to fine the operators of an ethanol plant in Coshoction 149 thousand dollars for multiple safety violations.

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Workers alleging unsafe conditions at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine have filed a complaint with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Fuyao Glass America 14 thousand dollars for two "serious" safety issues at its plant in Moraine.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

A worker at the Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster died yesterday after the dome of a ceramic tank collapsed.

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Authorities have identified the man killed Tuesday when a trench for a waterline project collapsed in Mentor. 28-year-old Alexander Marcotte was buried under more than six feet of dirt.

Union County officials say a contractor was killed Monday after he was hit in the head by a forklift at the Honda R&D Americas facility in Raymond.

A central Ohio wire manufacturer where two workers were injured in separate accidents has been cited for 25 safety violations by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

The Franklin County Coroner has ruled Tuesday night's death of a forklift operator at an Abercrombie & Fitch distribution center was accidental.

New Albany police say an Abercrombie & Fitch employee was killed Tuesday night after the forklift he was operating collided with another forklift at an area distribution center.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Ohio is second in the midwest for the number of workers killed on the job this past fiscal year, behind Illinois.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the owners of a northeast Ohio chicken processing plant $861,000 for what the agency says are safety violations that expose workers to the risk of amputation, electrocution and falls. 

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Federal officials have cited a Central Ohio company in charge of demolishing a Cincinnati highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker for two safety violations and fined it $14,000.  

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining the company that employed a man who died while cleaning a retention pond in New Albany last year more than 223 thousand dollars.

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration says a rubber-hose manufacturer in Bellefontaine is facing a proposed 134 thousand dollar fine for 11 worker safety violations.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration say workplace fatalities have been rising in  
Ohio due to a lack of attention to safe practices and training, as well as the existence of younger and newer manufacturing and construction workforces.

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