NEW YORK Custom
metal fabricator GBC Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department
of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) for 13 alleged safety violations following the serious
injury of a worker in March, landing it an $82,600 fine.
lack of preparedness is unconscionable, and OSHA will not
tolerate exposing workers to such negligence," David Nelson,
the agencys Englewood, Colo., area director, said.
The citations follow
an incident in which a worker was pinned to the ground by a
product load dropped from an overhead crane, resulting in
amputation at the knee.
GBC employs 50 people.
The company declined
to comment on the citations.
GBC has two weeks to comply with the citations or contest
them before a review commission.