The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration has opened two inspections to look for workplace violations in the explosion of Realty Tower on East Federal and Market Street in Youngstown on May 28.

One employee inside the Chase bank, bank employee, 27-year-old Akil Drake, was killed, and seven others were injured.

Scott Allen, U.S. Department of Labor, Regional Director for Public Affairs and  Media Relations, told 21 News that the OSHA inspections will look at the death and injuries at the JP Morgan Chase Bank bank and will also look at Greenheart Companies, which was working inside the building at the time of the explosion. 

No OSHA violations exist for the Chase Bank at 47 E. Federal Street.

Greenheart Companies, which lists multiple locations, including Meadville, PA.; New Philadelphia, OH.; Hermitage, PA.; and Stow, OH, and lists 6001 Southern Blvd. in Boardman as a mailing address for all locations, has four previous OSHA inspections.

Three of those inspections lead to fines for Greenheart Companies.

In 2015, the Stow location was fined for what OSHA called a serious violation and fined $2,800. The current penalty is $1,960.

In 2019, the New Philadelphia location was cited for two serious safety offenses and fined $20,420 and $4,376. The current penalty is $13,494. In November of the same year, the Hermitage location was fined for a serious violation and fined $10,390. The current penalty is $5,700.

Allen told 21 News that no further information would be available until their investigation is complete, which may take up to six months to complete.