• Repeat Offender Poultry Processor Fined $861K for Numerous Safety Violations

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 03-Sep-2015

    OSHA has recently fined an Ohio poultry processing facility $861,500 for 55 safety violations. The company allegedly knew about the dangerous conditions, but ignored the problem and continued to expose workers to serious and potentially deadly injuries. Case Farms Processing Inc. is a repeat OSHA offender and has been described by OSHA’s assistant secretary of ...
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  • Illinois Construction Companies Fined $2M for Knowingly Exposing Foreign Workers to Asbestos

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 27-Aug-2015

    A recent investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that the owner of two Illinois construction companies knowingly exposed at least eight foreign workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer, of Kehrer Brothers Construction and D7 Roofing, was found in violation of several OSHA safety standards and has been fined nearly $2 ...
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  • Are High-Tech Dashboards the New Distracted Driving Threat?

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 21-Jul-2015

    Dashboard displays have brought about a new wave of concern among safety experts, who liken the high-tech displays to smartphones. According to The New York Times, automakers are more than willing to accommodate consumers’ appetites for flashy dashboard displays, but a former California lawmaker says they’re dangerous. Joe Simitian, the lawmaker who spearheaded California’s campaign ...
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  • Silica Exposure Threatens Millions of Americans

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 08-Jul-2015

    In 1974, the United States government warned consumers of a dangerous substance, silica. Forty-one years later, silica still threatens the lives of many American construction workers. When crushed, crystalline silica turns to small, shard-like particles. When workers inhale silica dust, they develop a medical condition called silicosis (lung fibrosis). In short, silicosis occurs when the ...
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  • Government Audit Finds Gaps in NHTSA Process

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 01-Jul-2015

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the nation’s top auto-safety regulator, but it may have serious problems collecting information about potential automobile defects. According to The Wall Street Journal, NHTSA procedure failed to identify the General Motors Co. faulty ignition switches. This defect may be responsible for more than 100 fatalities. A recent ...
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