After Worker Dies in Heat, Houston Company Fined $13,800After Worker Dies in Heat, Houston Company Fined $13,800
September 15, 2015
After finding a Houston-based recycling company at fault when a temporary worker died of heat illness, federal regulators are issuing a fine of $13,800.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected Al Star Recycling LLC in June, after a 59-year-old Hispanic man who had been hired for the day to sort aluminum cans died in the excessive heat.
"All [sic] Star Recycling failed to educate its workers about heat illness and take the necessary precautions to protect them, and a worker died because of it," said the OSHA's area director Joann Figueroa in a statement. "This was a preventable loss of life."