NEW YORK A
major supplier of aluminum castings has been cited by the U.S.
Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) for 14 alleged safety and health
violations carrying proposed penalties of $293,700.
Reliable Castings Corp. was handed the citations after an
inspection allegedly found that workers were exposed to
struck-by, crushing and amputation hazards at the
companys aluminum die casting manufacturing facility in
inspectors found a facility with multiple hazards and where
safety was continually compromised," Kim Nelson, OSHAs
area director in Toledo, Ohio, said in a statement. "Reliable
Castings Corp. has a responsibility to train its workers and to
implement all required safety procedures."
Among the 14
violations, eight were flagged as serious violations. A
violation is considered serious if death or serious physical
harm could result from a hazard an employer knew or should have
known existed, according to OSHA.
employs about 140 workers at the Sidney facility and about 130
workers at its Cincinnati location. OSHA has inspected the
company 14 previous times since 1999, resulting in 56 cited
A representative from
the company didnt immediately respond to a request for