NEW YORK St.
Louis Cold Drawn Inc. been cited for 26 alleged safety
violations by the U.S. Labor Departments Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker died in
The citations, which
carry proposed penalties totaling $51,800, followed an OSHA
investigation into the St. Louis-based cold finished steel bar
producer after a 55-year-old worker was electrocuted when he
reached into an energized electrical panel box to retrieve work
gloves at the companys St. Louis steel bar manufacturing
amm.com, May 17).
OSHA cited the company
for allegedly exposing workers to live electricity, open
grounding of electrical equipment, using electrical equipment
in disrepair and failing to train workers who will be exposed
to electrical shock on safe work practices.
St. Louis Cold Drawn,
which did not return requests for comment, has 15 business days
to comply, request an informal conference with OSHAs area
director or contest the citations and penalties before an
independent review commission.
The companys St.
Louis facility, which employs 90 people, has an annual
production capacity of 100,000 tons. The company has a total
annual production capacity of 250,000 tons at locations in the
United States and Mexico, according to its website.