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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Ind. Decisions - Intro to 7th Circuit OSHA case out of Illinois

In Dana Container, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor (OSHA order), a 12-page opinion, Chief Judge Wood begins:

It is not hard to find people who complain about government regulations, but the regulations often exist because people do not take optimal precautions on a voluntary basis. This case illustrates that problem. It arose after toxic fumes in a large container knocked out a man who was working inside it. Fortunately, he was rescued by the local fire department, but his employer, Dana Container, wound up fighting citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). After an administrative law judge (ALJ) and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Com‐ mission upheld OSHA’s actions, Dana turned to this Court. Because Dana has not provided a compelling reason to over‐ turn the Commission’s determinations, we deny its petition for review.  

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 1, 2017 06:04 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions