Timken steel mill fined $170,500 by OSHA

Dec 14, 2012 | 01:31 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Timken, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, safety violations, roller bearings, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — Timken Co. has been fined $170,500 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 12 safety violations stemming from a June inspection of its Canton, Ohio, steel mill.

The alleged violations included a failure to have guardrails on elevated platforms; failing to ensure that electrical boxes with unused openings were closed; and failing to machine-guard ingoing nip points, points of operation and rotating parts, OSHA said Thursday. Other alleged violations included not providing eyewash stations and not conducting safety trainings as....

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