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Commission Directed Review of Decision in Dover High Performance Plastics

DECISION AND ORDER    This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (the Commission or OSHRC) pursuant to § 10(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, - 2 - 29 U.S.C. § 659(c) (the Act). On April 4, 2014, Compliance Officer (CO) Matthew Marcinko began an inspection of Dover High Performance Plastics (Dover or Respondent) in response to a complaint of several safety issues, including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes and mills being operated without necessary guards.

ALJ Decision in All Erection and Crane Rental Corp. Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

DECISION AND ORDER    This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (the Commission) pursuant to section 10(c) et seq. of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq. (the Act).1 On May 4, 2013, a Manitowoc 230 Ton Crawler Crane, Model 888, Unit 8495 (the 888 Crane or the crane) was in use at a construction project, known as the continuous caster project, at the Timken Company (Timken) steel mill in Canton, Ohio.

ALJ Decision Becomes a Final Order of the Commission in Flintlock Construction Services LLC

DECISION AND ORDER    This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (the Commission or OSHRC) pursuant to § 10(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 659(c) (the Act). On March 21, 2013, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officer (CO) Victor Pacheco responded to a complaint of fall protection and scaffold violations at 325 West 33rd Street in New York, New York.

Commission Issues Decision in Action Electric Company

DECISION    After an employee was fatally struck by a several-ton counterweight at a steel mill, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Action Electric Company a serious citation alleging a violation of the lockout/tagout (LOTO) standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.147(f)(3)(ii)(D). The judge vacated the citation, concluding that the requirements of the cited LOTO standard did not apply.

Commission Issues Remand Order in Tower Maintenance Corp.

REMAND ORDER    Before the Commission is a decision of Administrative Law Judge Carol A. Baumerich affirming two citations issued to Tower Maintenance Corporation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA cited Tower following a 2012 fatal accident at a New Jersey worksite where it was engaged in painting an electric transmission tower. The Secretary subsequently amended these citations twice, with the more recent amendment alleging “alternative” violations under several citation items. One of these items is Citation 2, Item 2 (characterized as Serious Repeat), for which we specifically seek clarification.