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OSHA penalties: A double standard

Number 18656
Subject Worker Safety
Source Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)
State VA
Year 2001
Publication Date Oct. 21
Summary A Free Lance-Star investigation reveals that state government agencies are among the most common violators of worker safety standards, but - unlike private bodies - they never get fined. The story lists the top violators in the Fredericksburg, VA area in the last 25 years. The No. 1 local violator over this time period is Keller Industries, a private company that stopper operating in 1996, and No. 2 is the Virginia Department of Transportation. Among the top ten violators are also the City of Fredericksburg and the County of Stafford. "Virginia is one of eight state-run OSHA programs that never fine governments for violations," the Star reports. The article includes a table of the most common injuries and sources of injury.
Category None
Pages 10
Keywords Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);state government;local government;deaths;injuries;CAR
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