BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.
To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.
To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $235,879 in fines for an Ohio casting and foundry facility after the agency found machine and fall hazards during a follow-up inspection.
OSHA cited Wilmerding, Pennsylvania-based SanCasT with three repeated and four serious safety violations at its Coshocton plant, according to a statement on Wednesday. The agency said it cited the company for similar violations in 2013 and 2014.
SanCasT, a subsidiary of Wilmerding-based Wabtec Corp., manufactures parts and equipment for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles.
OSHA said investigators found SanCasT failed to develop, implement and periodically inspect adequate lock-out/tag-out procedures; exposed workers to live electrical contacts; did not install machine guards; and exposed workers to fall hazards because guardrails lacked a top rail and floor holes were not covered.
“Companies cited repeatedly for the same safety violations demonstrate a lack of concern for employee safety,” said Larry Johnson, OSHA’s Columbus, Ohio area director, in a statement. “Manufacturing facilities need to take a hard look at machinery operations, guarding and safety training to protect employees from injuries on the job.”
Representatives from SanCasT could not immediately be reached for comment.
A New York construction contractor was sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine Tuesday after the company was found guilty earlier this year in the crushing death of a 22-year-old worker, according to the New York County District Attorney’s Office.