OSHA Fines New York Company
The federal government's safety agency recently fined New York-based MB Consultants after an inspection revealed a number of different violations.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the firm, doing business as Murray's Chickens, $67,600 after a total of eight citations were found at its worksite. Agency inspectors found that a proper lockout/tagout program hadn't been implemented, machines had not been guarded properly and training had not been given to employees for safety standards.
The local leadership said the violations were alarming.
"The absence of adequate machine guarding and hazardous energy control procedures exposes workers to the dangers of lacerations, amputations and crushing injuries, should they become caught in operating or unexpectedly activated machinery," said Kimberly Castillon, OSHA's area director in Albany. "Such conditions should be addressed and abated quickly and effectively."
In New York City, OSHA recently fined a Rite Aid store $111,000 for its lack of safety measures. The Brooklyn store failed to have unblocked exits, exposed workers to fall hazards and other issues.
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