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OSHA cites die caster for 24 alleged violations

Keywords: Tags  C&H Die Casting, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Casey Perkins, Nathan Laliberte


NEW YORK — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has accused C&H Die Casting Inc. of 24 alleged safety violations at its aluminum die cast manufacturing facility in Troy, Texas.

The citations include the alleged failure to provide machine guards for saws and covers on rotating belts and pulleys, as well as allegedly failing to ensure that electrical wiring and cords were properly installed and maintained. OSHA, which also claimed that wet floors and uncovered holes posed slip, trip and fall hazards, proposed penalties totaling $112,500.

"The numerous violations found at this workplace emphasize the need for every employer to develop a strategy to find and fix hazards to ensure the safety and health of workers," Casey Perkins, OSHA’s area director in Austin, Texas, said in a statement. "Fortunately, this inspection process was initiated before any severe injuries took place."

The company has 15 business days from the receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area office or contest the citations and proposed penalties.

Troy-based C&H, which also operates facilities in Monterrey, declined to comment.


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