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Steven Cohn

Alabama Company Cited for 10 Serious Safety Violations After Employee Amputation

RPS Composites, Alabama, provides engineered composite solutions to industrial companies for corrosive fluid handling, storage, and infrastructure applications. Though headquartered in Canada, they have facilities in Washington D.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; and Mobile, Alabama; as well as in Louisiana, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Construction Workers at Risk of Caught-In/Between Injuries

In their fourth-quarter report, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) revealed that caught-in/between hazards, along with falls, struck-by, and electrocution, were the leading causes of fatalities in construction. Between 2011 and 2015, a total of 275 workers died […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Pennsylvania Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Trench-Related Fatality

On September 28, 2015, a 21-year-old man was installing a sewer line 11 feet underground at a commercial construction site in Butler, Pennsylvania. As part of a four-man crew, he finished digging the trench about 2:00 pm Monday afternoon, but […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Wisconsin Milling Company Fined $1.8 for Safety Violations that Led to Fatal Explosion

Didion Milling, a corn milling and soy processing company headquartered in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 14 safety violations, with proposed fines totaling $1.8 million. The company was put under […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Construction Worker Blames Scaffolding for Serious Fall

A California construction worker has received a $2.7 million settlement in a case he filed against White Cap Construction Supply, Inc., and its parent company HD Supply, Inc. The plaintiff claimed that he was seriously injured by the manufacturer’s defective […]