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OSHA Fines Phenix Lumber $439,400 for 53 Safety Violations

OSHA Fines Phenix Lumber $439,400 for 53 Safety Violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Organization has penalized MDLG for committing nearly 53 safety and health violations. While the OSHA investigations were being carried out,a worker lost his life and another was seriously injured at its Phenix City facility. After this unfortunate incident, OSHA has fined the company a total sum of $439,400.

Yes! Before OSHA could even hand over its final review, a worker lost his life after his head was crushed by a motor, that was being hoisted by a forklift. Whereas, another worker was seriously injured after he fell from a height of approximately 20 feet. He broke his neck in this fall.

Dr. David Michaels, the chief of OSHA, said that, “Phenix Lumber failed to protect its workers from death and serious injury,” he went on to say that, “Employers are legally bound to provide a safe work environment for their employees. This company has repeatedly failed to do so, costing one worker his life and grievously injuring another. This must stop.”

Furthermore, Cindy Coe, the regional administrator for OSHA, had this to say, “Phenix Lumber has a history of saying it will correct its safety deficiencies, yet continues to allow a hazardous environment for its workers. This horrendous situation cannot continue and will not be tolerated.”

As usual the company has 15 business days to either comply with or contest the findings.