OSHA Fines New York Plant
The federal government's safety agency recently came down hard on Zoto's International, handing out a fine totaling nearly a quarter million dollars.
The company's New York-based plant was cited for 44 serious safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and fined $233,000. Specifically, agency representatives cited the firm for having improper electrical wiring, not developing safety practices, having blockedfire extinguishers and many other issues.
The local OSHA leadership said safety should be a major priority.
"Left uncorrected, these conditions expose workers to the dangers of electrocution, lacerations, amputation, fire and hazardous chemicals, as well as being unable to exit the workplace safely in the event of an emergency," said Christopher Adams, OSHA's area director in Syracuse. "The sizable fines proposed here reflect the breadth and seriousness of the hazards identified during our inspections. These conditions must be effectively corrected for the safety and health of the workers."
Earlier this month, the agency handed out fines to a New Jersey-based firm for many similar violations. OSHA fined DD Stucco and Renovation for $108,240 after it exposed workers to fall and other hazards.
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