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OSHA cites Ford Motor Co. for 8 serious safety and health violations at Buffalo, NY, plant

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Ford Motor Co. for eight serious violations of OSHA’s asbestos and respiratory protection standards at the company’s Lakeshore Road plant in Buffalo. Ford faces a total of $41,800 in proposed fines. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

“Workers deserve to perform their duties in a safe environment knowing they are protected from unsafe exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials,” said Art Dube, OSHA’s area director in Buffalo. “It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that proper and effective safeguards are in place and in use at all times.”

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=24387

The Salem News : Acid spill forces an evacuation in Danvers

DANVERS — A chemical spill at a hazardous materials warehouse on Water Street forced the evacuation of 20 to 30 people yesterday but caused no injuries, fire officials said.

Fire Chief Kevin Farrell said an accident involving a forklift caused 10 bottles of nitric acid to break and spill onto the floor of Doe & Ingalls, a company that supplies chemicals to the life sciences industry.

Farrell said the spill amounted to “less than 10 gallons” and was contained within the building.

“They did what they were supposed to do,” Farrell said. “They reported it, and we responded.”

 The Salem News : Acid spill forces an evacuation in Danvers 

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