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Fines, citations follow worker death at Mo. recycling company

December 14, 2011
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oshaA Missouri recycling company faces 37 safety and health violations and fines totaling $195,930 after a worker fatality in June sparked an OSHA investigation.

The employee of Resource Management Company died after a baling machine he entered in order to clear a jam became energized. The incident occurred at the company's Earth City facility.

Twenty-two serious safety violations have been cited, including failing to lock out and tag out the energy sources of equipment and install adequate machine guarding. They also involve hazards related to fall protection, exits, flammable liquids, fire extinguishers, powered industrial trucks, and welding and electrical equipment. Additionally, eight serious health violations involve inadequate housekeeping, excessive noise, improper personal protective equipment, permit required space program, and blood borne pathogens hazards. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

One repeat safety violation has been cited relating to defective powered industrial trucks that were not taken out of service. The company was cited in April 2010 for a similar violation.

Six other-than-serious safety and health violations have been cited, involving egress, fire extinguisher, personal protective equipment and hazard communications deficiencies.

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