BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Fiberglass Structures Inc., a subsidiary of Texas-based L.F. Manufacturing Inc., with 12 serious safety violations for exposing workers to multiple hazards at the company facility in Laurel. OSHA conducted an inspection in August and has proposed $75,600 in penalties.
Fiberglass Structures received one repeat violation for not containing energized wires with covers in a flammable area, which carries a $12,600 penalty. A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. A similar violation was cited at the Waycross, Ga., facility in 2009.
“Something is seriously wrong when an employer repeatedly disregards specific safety standards required to protect workers from serious injuries or death,” said Jeff Funke, director of OSHA’s Billings Area Office. “Neglecting the safety of workers is simply unacceptable.”
via 2012 – 12/19/2012 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Fiberglass Structures Inc. with 12 safety violations for exposing Laurel, Mont., workers to hazards.
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