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ALJ Decision in Jake's Fireworks, Inc. Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

On August 12, 2014, two of Respondent's employees were unloading old fireworks from storage containers located at 689 South 69 Highway, Pittsburg, Kansas, which was Respondent's former base of operations. The site was being cleaned up in order to prepare for a new tenant. (Tr. 166-67). While the employees were unloading the last storage container, a fire broke out inside the container.

ALJ Decision Becomes a Final Order of the Commission in Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, d/b/a Walmart Distribution Center #7035

Wal-Mart Stores East, LP d/b/a Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7035 (Wal-Mart) operates a large warehouse facility in Alachua, Florida, where it receives merchandise. Wal-Mart employees unload the merchandise, process it, and ship it to Walmart stores. In lieu of employing medical personnel on the premises, Wal-Mart organized a volunteer response team, known as the Serious Injury Response Team (SIRT), to provide first aid to injured employees. Wal-Mart provided training in first aid, CPR, AED, and bloodborne pathogens safety to the SIRT volunteers.

Commission Directs Review of ALJ Decision in The Lane Construction Corporation

Lane is a large construction company. It operates across the United States and employs approximately 5000 individuals (Tr. 205). At the time of the accident, Lane was performing road construction work along State Route 50 in Ocoee, Florida (Tr. 65). The project involved installing a bridge to address flooding along a section of the highway (Tr. 65-66).

ALJ Decision in Jesco, Inc. Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

Jesco, Inc. was hired by Sunshine Mills, a dry pet food manufacturer, to replace a bucket conveyor system at its plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. On September 13, 2015, an employee of Jesco was killed while working with other Jesco employees to remove the old bucket conveyor system. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted a fatality investigation. On January 15, 2016, the Secretary issued a Citation and Notification of Penalty to Jesco alleging it committed four violations of OSHA's Construction Standards.

ALJ Decision Becomes a Final Order Beradi's Fresh Roast

In August of 2016, the Cleveland Area OSHA Office initiated an inspection of Berardi's Fresh Roast (Berardi's) after receiving a complaint alleging an employee had suffered an injury the previous month while operating a machine at the company's facility in North Royalton, Ohio.