Arlington Metals Corp. Fined $117,000 For Serious Safety Violations
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recent inspection of Arlington Metals Corporation uncovered 38 safety and health violations. The investigation began in June after a worker complained of a hazardous work environment in one of their facilities.
The local OSHA director said that “[t]hese inspections reveal a pattern by Arlington Metals Corp. of failing to implement safety and health precautions. The inspections underscore the importance of following OSHA’s standards to protect workers on the job. Employers must identify and correct hazards and ensure workers follow proper procedures to prevent injuries or death.”
The serious violations uncovered include failure to guard radial arm saws, failure to inspect overhead cranes and failure to install guardrails. In addition, employees working on dangerous electrical equipment lacked proper insulation protection. OSHA will fine Arlington Metals Corporation $117,000. The company has 15 days to contest or appeal the decision.
I Work In An Unsafe Environment. Who Should I Talk To?
This is not the first time OSHA has cited Arlington Metals. Back in August and October, investigations revealed serious safety violations stemming from a lack of fire emergency training for employees. If you have noticed safety violations in your own work place but are afraid to speak up out of fear of termination, contact us and we can help. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience defending the rights of workers suffering from negligent employers. If you have been injured on the job, we will fight to ensure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve.
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