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, OSHAs 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 OSHAs area office or contest the
citations and proposed penalties.
Troy-based C&H, which also
operates facilities in Monterrey, declined to comment.