Republic Steel facing $1.1M OSHA penalty

Aug 14, 2013 | 04:07 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Republic Steel, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, fall hazards, steel mill, Canton and Lorain Ohio, United Steelworkers, David Michaels Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Republic Steel is facing a $1,138,500 penalty after a February inspection discovered 24 alleged safety violations at the company’s Canton, Ohio, facility.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection stemmed from a formal complaint filed by the United Steelworkers union following injuries at the plant in June and August 2012.

"Republic Steel is committed to providing a safe and healthy work place for our employees and takes these allegations seriously," Chad McClimans, Republic Steel’s director of environment, health and safety, said Aug. 13. "We are currently reviewing the alleged citation items to determine an appropriate course of action."....

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