facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

OSHA fines scenery builder $49,600

July 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM   |   Comments

PARSIPANNY, N.J., July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators have proposed fines of nearly $50,000 for a scenery building company in New Jersey for violations of worker safety laws.

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Acadia Scenic Inc. of Jersey City, N.J., for 22 safety and health violations, 19 of them deemed serious and two of them deemed willful.

The two willful violations include $28,000 in fines. They were meted out for the lack of guards on a hand-fed circular ripsaw and a crosscut table saw.

A willful violation is one considered either intentional or done "with plain indifference to worker safety," OSHA said.

The 19 violations deemed serious, including the lack of respirators, an accumulation of explosive dust, lack of railings on stairs, and improper placement of fire extinguishers, carry a potential fine of $21,200.

The final violation, not using the proper form for an injury report, carries a fine of $400, OSHA said.

The company has 15 business days to comply, as for additional information, or contest the citations or the penalties.

Contested issues go before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent agency.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business
2
Pay up, Gazprom tells Ukraine Pay up, Gazprom tells Ukraine
3
Rheinmetall, KBR in joint venture bid for British defense entity
4
Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement
5
Starbucks testing smaller Frappuccinos Starbucks testing smaller Frappuccinos
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback