Koswire faces OSHA penalty for alleged safety violations

Aug 27, 2013 | 01:15 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Koswire, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, safety violations, steel wire, worker death, Bill Fulcher, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Steel wire manufacturer Koswire Inc. is facing a $60,805 penalty for alleged safety violations following a June inspection at the company’s Flowery Branch, Ga., facility.

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued four serious safety citations for allegedly failing to ensure workers performing cleaning operations use lockout/tagout procedures, for not protecting workers from exposure to electrical hazards and not permitting sufficient access to....

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