Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Paper Mill Cited by OSHA

The Norwich Bulletin reports that OSHA has cited Cascades Boxboard Group of Sprague for 48 alleged “serious and repeat violations of safety standards” at its paper mill, including chemical, electrical, mechanical, fire and fall hazards as well as crushing hazards posed by the deteriorating condition of the mill building itself. OSHA said the company faces $320,500 in proposed fines following a comprehensive inspection that began in July in response to complaints from employees. Citations for repeat violations were issued for “conditions similar to those cited in a 2007 OSHA inspection.” The inspection found "numerous instances throughout the building of extensive rust, corrosion and physical damage that compromised its structural stability,” according to the OSHA report.

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