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OSHA Proposed $130,000 Fine for Repeat Offender

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined A-Treat Bottling Co. in Pennsylvania for repeat safety violations at its facility in Allentown, according to sources. Some of the violations cited by OSHA officials were for repeat violations relating to electrical hazards, a lack of energy control procedures for equipment and improper material storage in an electrical storage room. Proposed fines total $130,000.

“By continuing to disregard OSHA standards, A-Treat Bottling continues to put its workers at risk of serious injuries,” said Jean Kulp, director of OSHA’s Allentown Area Office. “OSHA will not tolerate employers jeopardizing the safety and health of workers.”

Safety violations can be classified as “repeat” when the same violation or a similar one is cited more than once within five years. OSHA cited 11 violations at this facility in 2011.

Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured on the job and need assistance in filing for workers comp.

Tip of the day: If you own a company and OSHA cites you for a safety violation, correct the hazard and check up on it regularly to avoid repeat violations.

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys

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