Tag Archives: OSHA citation

Fine Against Washington Fire Department For Understaffing Upheld

An OSHA fine against a Washington state fire department for understaffing has been upheld by the state’s Department of Labor and Industries. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department was cited for violating OSHA’s two-in two-out requirement at a house fire last March. The first arriving engine was staffed with two firefighters.

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Yarnell Hill LODD Settlement Announced

Three lawsuits filed last year by the families of twelve of the nineteen firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire have been settled for $670,000 along with assurances that new wildland firefighting procedures will be implemented by the state of Arizona

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Hartford Fire Cited by Conn OSHA

The Hartford Fire Department has been cited by Conn OSHA for five serious violations in connection with the October 7, 2014 line of duty death of FF Kevin Bell. Bell died at a house fire that seriously injured a second firefighter, Jason Martinez. Martinez leapt from the second floor to escape rapidly developing fire conditions.

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NC OSHA Cites Fire Department

The Winston-Salem Fire Department has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Labor over three OSHA violations. Two of the citations were considered serious, incurring $3250 fines each. The third was consider not serious and no fine was imposed.

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Phoenix OSHA Citation and Milwaukee Scapegoat

There were several fire law cases this week that I missed covering that are really worth noting. Here are two of them: The first is a $95,000 citation by the Industrial Commission of Arizona against the Phoenix Fire Department arising ...

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State OSHA Citations Resurface Against Buffalo Fire

State OSHA citations issued against the Buffalo Fire Department six months ago have resurfaced as collective bargaining heats up between the city and the firefighters’ union. The citations include two serious violations: emergency escape and self-rescue components not being inspected ...

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Ontario Village Fined $93,750 for Training LODD

In Ontario, Canada the Ministry of Labour has fined the Village of Point Edward a total of $93,750 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act following the 2010 death of a volunteer firefighter. Gary Kendall died on January ...

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