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ALJ Decision and Order Becomes a Final Order in RC Design Express Inc.

DECISION AND ORDER    This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (the Commission) pursuant to section 10(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq. (the Act). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commenced an inspection of a RG Design Express, Inc. (Respondent) worksite at 34420 North Converse Lane, Ingleside, Illinois (Worksite) on April 23, 2015. As a result of the inspection, OSHA issued a Citation and Notification of Penalty (Citation) to Respondent alleging three serious violations of the Act with a penalty of $4,400.00. The Citation was issued on May 27, 2015. Respondent filed a timely Notice of Contest on June 5, 2015. This case was designated as a Simplified Proceeding, where the filing of a Complaint and Answer are not required. See 29 C.F.R. § 2200.200(b). A hearing was conducted in Chicago, Illinois on November 20, 2015. The parties have filed post-hearing briefs/statements with the Court.

ALJ Decision Becomes a Final Order in Citgo Petroleum Corporation

DECISION   This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ("the Commission") under section 10(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 659(c) ("the Act").In response to a fire in Respondent's crude oil unit, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") conducted an inspection of Respondent's Lemont Refinery in Lemont, Illinois on October 24, 2013. (Tr. 10).

Commission Issues Decision in Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc.

DECISION   At issue before the Commission is a decision of Administrative Law Judge Sharon D. Calhoun affirming a citation issued to Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc., a company that distributes aggregate such as ballast stone, concrete, decorative stone, and asphalt, by rail. On October 24, 2013, Conrad was providing aggregate by rail for the construction of a SunRail commuter rail station in Sanford, Florida, when a train it was operating derailed and overturned, resulting in fatal injuries to the Conrad employee serving as the train’s conductor. Following an inspection, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Conrad a citation alleging a serious violation of section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. § 654(a)(1).

ALJ Order of Default Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

ORDER OF DEFAULT   This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ("the Commission") pursuant to section 10(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678. Following an inspection of Respondent's worksite in Cranford, New Jersey, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued a five-item serious citation, and a one-item other-than-serious citation, on February 27, 2015 to Croce Builders Inc.

ALJ Decision and Order in David Dzenutis d/b/a Royal Construction Company Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

DECISION   This proceeding is before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (the Commission) pursuant to section 10(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678 (OSH Act or the Act). Following an inspection of a worksite located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued two citations to David Dzenutis DBA Royal Construction Company (Respondent or Royal Construction), alleging seven violations of the OSH Act, and proposing a total of $20,240 in penalties.