Goodyear in $1.75m Settlement After 4 Fatalities


RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program has announced a joint comprehensive settlement agreement with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) and the United Steelworkers (USW) with respect to the Department’s investigations of four fatal accidents that occurred at Goodyear’s Danville Plant over a one-year period.

The agreement lays out an orderly process for the elimination of the numerous workplace hazards identified during the eleven VOSH inspections conducted over the last eighteen months. The agreement also includes a substantial commitment from all parties to assist the

According to the VOSH news release, the agreement provides for a total of $1.75 million in penalties, $1 million of which will be paid by Goodyear to the Commonwealth. The agreement lays out an orderly process for the elimination of the numerous workplace hazards identified during the eleven VOSH inspections conducted over the last eighteen months.

The agreement also includes a substantial commitment from all parties to assist the Goodyear Danville Plant towards achieving its goal of becoming a national leader in occupational safety and health by successfully completing the application process for membership in the Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Goodyear will be able to retain up to $750,000 in penalties for use at the Danville Plant to abate hazards identified during the VOSH inspections and to assist the Danville Plant in its efforts to meet the challenging requirements of the Virginia VPP to make its safety and health management systems among the best in the United States.

Goodyear will be able to retain up to $750,000 in penalties for use at the Danville Plant to abate hazards identified during the VOSH inspections and to assist the Danville Plant in its efforts to meet the challenging requirements of the Virginia VPP to make its safety and health management systems among the best in the United States.