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Company: Crane Masters Inc.
Penalty: $24,000
Year: 2021
Date: November 18, 2021
Offense Group: employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: OSHA determined Crane Masters Inc. violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act when it retaliated against the employee on June 5, 2020, for refusing to exceed safe driving limits set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The employee worked 19 hours the day prior and could not get the required time off before returning to work, making it unsafe to operate a vehicle. The investigation led OSHA to order the company to pay the driver nearly $14,000 in back wages, interest and compensatory damages, and $10,000 in punitive damages.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Texas
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