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Occupational Safety And Health Administration

OSHA orders BNSF to reinstate 2 workers, back pay

HELENA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work.

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OSHA investigating death of oil worker in N.D.

WILLISTON, N.D. — An Occupational Safety and Health Administration official says the death of an oil worker in North Dakota is being investigated.

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CHS Inc. fined $211K for violations at Montana grain facilities

A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren’t exposed to grain-dust hazards in Montana.

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OSHA to cite Missoula roofing company after worker's death

MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor may face a federal citation for failing to report in a timely manner a roofing accident that killed a Bonner man.

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Sinclair Refinery faces $201,000 fine by OSHA

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State safety regulators are proposing a $201,000 fine against Sinclair Oil Corp. for violations stemming from a fire last September at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming.

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Sister of worker killed in Missoula fire asks prosecutor to review case

Sister of worker killed in Missoula fire asks prosecutor to review case

MISSOULA — The Missoula County attorney is reviewing the death of an auto shop worker in a workplace fire last summer to determine if criminal charges are warranted.

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Corette power plant employees return as cleanup continues

Corette power plant employees return as cleanup continues

Employees of PPL Montana’s Corette power plant in Billings returned to work Wednesday as asbestos cleanup continues following the Feb. 3 rupture of a steam tube on the boiler.

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Butte company cited, failed to report worker death

BUTTE — A Butte company has paid a $2,000 fine for failing to make a timely report of an employee's death last fall.

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Name of woman who died at sugar refinery released

Anfesa Marie Galaktionoff, 28, has been named as the woman who died at the Western Sugar refinery in Lovell on Saturday, according to the Big Horn County sheriff's office.

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OSHA cites Missoula auto shop for 9 violations in worker's death

OSHA cites Missoula auto shop for 9 violations in worker's death

A Missoula auto body shop faces $51,100 in fines and nine OSHA violations after an August fire that killed one of its workers and seriously injured another.

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Bozeman ammunition casing company cited for safety violations

HELENA — A Bozeman company that produces brass casings for ammunition manufacturers and individuals who load their own ammunition faces a possible $45,500 fine for failing to protect its employees from lead exposure, federal workplace safety regulators said Monday.

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Have you heard: New owner and new 'dos at 15th and Grand

The Golden Parnassus & Tanning at 1447 Grand Ave., has closed and another spa and salon has opened at that location.

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Western Sugar plant faces $193K in fines

Western Sugar plant faces $193K in fines

The Western Sugar Cooperative’s Billings plant has been cited with 17 safety and health violations and faces a possible fine of $193,300, the largest such fine levied in Montana in a year.

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Fines, closure threat spark Red Lodge sanctuary improvement plans

Fines, closure threat spark Red Lodge sanctuary improvement plans

RED LODGE — In late 2012 and early 2013, the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary was hit with federal workplace safety-related fines and the loss of major assistance from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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PETA asks for charges in Montana bear mauling

PETA asks for charges in Montana bear mauling

Animal-rights advocates on Wednesday asked a Montana prosecutor to pursue criminal charges in the case of a Bozeman-area animal trainer fatally mauled by a pair of 500-pound captive brown bears.

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Wyoming official: some workers killed in 2012 due to lax, ignored training

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Several workers killed on the job in Wyoming in 2012 are dead because of lax or ignored training, a state official said Wednesday.

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Rawlins man accused of tampering at Sinclair plant

A Rawlins man who once worked at the Sinclair Refinery was arrested for tampering with valves there because he was trying to get the factory evacuated as a “joke.”

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Corvallis asphalt plant cited for violations after worker death

CORVALLIS – A Corvallis asphalt production plant, M.R. Asphalt Inc., has been cited with 16 safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an investigation into the death of a worker last fall.

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Wyoming OSHA hits Sinclair refinery with another round of fines

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's most-fined refinery for safety violations is facing another round of penalties, this time stemming from a formal complaint and three August incidents at the facility.

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Worker who died at oil rig ID'd as Montana man

WATFORD CITY, N.D.  — Authorities have identified a Montana man who died after an incident at an oil drilling rig in western North Dakota.

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