OSHA Fines Shingleton Timber and Trucking
A West Virginia-based lumber manufacturer was recently fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an inspection.
The federal government's safety agency fined Shingleton Timber and Trucking $49,000 after representatives found that the company had exposed workers to noise hazards, failed to implement an energy control program and other issues that violated OSHA's safety standards. The investigation was conducted in conjunction with the agency's National Emphasis Program on Amputations and will force the firm to make substantial changes to fix violations.
Changes need to be made, according to local OSHA officials.
"This company continues to put its workers at risk by not addressing these preventable hazards," said Prentice Cline, OSHA's area director in Charleston. "Employers are legally responsible for ensuring a safe and healthful workplace for employees and will be held responsible when they fail to do so."
Other West Virgina firms have been receiving fines from OSHA in past months. In October, the agency fined Mollett Melding $59,400 after 25 safety violations were discovered at its facility.
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