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Osha Fines Millercoors For Safety Violation

Osha has fined MillerCoors LLC $128,500 for safety violations which led to death of worker and injury of other 2 client at a brewing company’s Golden Plant. The potential penalty is as a result of alleging on 10 safety violations against the company. There were 2 investigations being done to find out safety violations. The first investigation involved the death of 54 year old electrician whose body was found at the plant. The second investigation revealed out the death of 2 employees who were burnt on an electrical arc flash.

The MillerCoors Spokesperson said that it will continue to work with OSHA to respond to its findings. At the company we take safety very seriously and regard this as a safety and health workplace which is integral to company’s success.

OSHA when opened up investigation into this company found one alleged willful and nine alleged safety violations which were governing electrical hazards. This willful violation occurs when an employer exhibits plain indifference to the intentional disregard for employee safety and health. A serious violation is being cited when death or harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known of.

OSHA found an alleged willful violation in the company’s failure to ensure the usage of appropriate electrical equipments when employees were working near energized electrical plant. The 9 violations which were cited were stemmed from “inadequate safe work practices and failure to ensure adequate personal protective equipments which was available and used by employees working near the energized equipment.

The company has 15 business days to request an informal conference with OSHA director to contest the findings before the OSHA Commission.