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Osha Fines Sulzer Metco Coating With 23 Violations

OSHA has fined Sulzer Metro Coating with 23 serious safety violations whose penalties totals to $56,250 which included the death of a worker. The worker at this plant died by falling into large piece of lathe machinery which did not have proper machine guarding.

The violations cited to Metco Coating by OSHA included blocked or locked exit routes; lack of proper fire protection equipments, inadequate fork training, improper storage of compressed gas, noise exposure to levels more than the permissible levels, improper means to check for supplied air respirators , lack of protective equipment for skin exposure and improper cleaning techniques of hexavalent chromium issues.

Due to this improper techniques workers are exposed more to risk leading to death of them. OSHA has asked the company to take necessary steps to correct these violations.

Generally OSHA issues serious citations to companies where there is a loss of worker or any physical harm could be possible which the employer should have known of.

The Sulzer Metro company has 285 workers nationwide and it has 15 business days from receipt of citations to obey and request an informal meeting with OSHA to contest for citations & penalties