Thursday, November 17, 2011

CT Company Cited by OSHA for Numerous Safety Violations

"A Pomfret cable manufacturer faces $177,000 in fines for more than two dozen workplace safety violations -- including a repeat violation for inadequate machine safeguarding, according to federal authorities." OSHA says that "Loos & Co. was cited for 29 alleged violations for electrical, chemical, mechanical, fire and exit hazards at its plant." Paul Mangiafico, OSHA's area director in Hartford stated that the violations "expose employees to the hazards of electrocution, fire, crushing injuries, being caught in moving or unexpectedly energized machinery, hearing loss and being unable to exit the building swiftly in the event of fire or other emergency." Read more.

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