W-P facing $210,000 in OSHA fines at Ohio plant

Dec 21, 2007 | 06:49 AM | Maria Guzzo

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. could be facing up to $210,000 in federal fines for alleged health and safety violations at its Steubenville, Ohio, plant.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed the fines.

As the result of a recent follow-up to a February 2006 inspection, OSHA issued citations to Wheeling Pittsburgh for 12 repeat violations with proposed penalties of $190,000. Among the violations, the agency alleges that the company failed to provide adequate electrical safety training and work-related safety practices to employees; de-energize electrical equipment for servicing; provide....

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