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.
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 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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing Columbus Castings pay an 89 thousand 500 dollar fine after a worker sustained a broken back, collapsed lung and partial leg paralysis at the company's South side plant last April.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Republic Steel has agreed to pay 2.4 million in fines to settle more than 100 health and safety violations at plants in Canton, Lorain and Massilon, as well as one in New York state.