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Produce Company Fined in Worker Death

McAllen, TX- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined  $6,148 against Plateros Produce for the November poisoning death of a 32-year-old worker. The worker, Luis Reymundo Pierda Martinez, passed away on Nov. 18 possibly due to the inhalation of aluminum phosphate and pesticide vapors, according to OSHA. The exact cause of Martinez’ death…

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Fines for Federal Safety Violations Increase by 78%

  Washington D.C. – Penalties for federal workplace safety violations will come with a steeper price tag since new legislation took effect in August. Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation in November 2015. The new OSHA penalties represent a 78% increase. The last update to OSHA’s penalty/fine…

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