Boomerang plans to contest OSHA citations

Dec 15, 2011 | 02:52 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Boomerang Tube, Gregg Eisenberg, OSHA, John Hermanson, steel pipe, steel tube, line pipe, OCTG Michael Cowden

TORONTO — Boomerang Tube LLC plans to contest $468,000 in proposed penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for injuries at the plant’s Liberty, Texas, pipe mill.

The Chesterfield, Mo.-based oil country tubular goods and line pipe maker said OSHA’s allegation that it "jeopardized the safety of its employees" isn’t accurate.

"The company has yet to have the opportunity to fully review the citation issued by OSHA at this point in time," president and chief executive officer Gregg Eisenberg told AMM Thursday. "However, we are familiar with the general substance of the allegations, and frankly we believe those allegations are inaccurate and, as a result, it is our intention to file a notice of contest appealing OHSA’s findings."....

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