Radcliff Wire facing $109,340 penalty for safety allegations

Feb 06, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Stacy Irish

Tags  Radcliff Wire, wire, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, safety violations, Stacy Irish

NEW YORK — Radcliff Wire Inc. is facing penalties totaling $109,340 for alleged serious and repeat violations of workplace safety standards.

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began inspecting the Bristol, Conn.-based wire products producer in July, the agency said in a statement.

"The sizable fines proposed here reflect the breadth and gravity of these hazards and the fact that this employer has been cited previously for several of these conditions. Left uncorrected, plant employees are exposed to hazards such as electric shock, arc flashes, fire, eye and crushing injuries. It’s imperative that employers not just correct hazards, but effectively prevent their recurrence,"....

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