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Osha Fines Bridge & Iron $225,000 For Safety Violations

International Bridge & Iron Co, which is a manufacturer of structural steel parts faces $225,500 fines from U.S Department of Labor OSHA. The proposed fines are for the safety hazards which arise out of manufacturing plant here.

When OSHA office inspected the plant in February in response to complaint they found that several hazards were similar to those cited in 2007 inspection. This included un-guarded stairs, a lack of eye protection, and uncertified employee training preventing unintended start up of machinery making cranes achieving bumper bridges, uninspected ropes and lifting hooks all of which damaged electrical equipment or wiring.

All these conditions resulted in issuance of 17 repeat violations, carrying around $150,000 for proposed fines. This citations were issued when employer had previously been cited for substantial hazards making citations becoming final.

Along with this an additional $75,500 fines had been proposed for 16 violations. A serious violation has also been cited when there is a probability that death or harm could result in a hazard about which the employer should have known.

The company has 15 business days to receipt of citations with proposed penalties to comply with OSHA Commission.