An OSHA investigation into a fatal incident at an Ohio company has resulted in citations and fines against the company, Globe Metallurgical Inc.

OSHA inspectors determined that the employee suffered fatal burns after an explosion from a molten silicon spill. OSHA cited the Beverly-based company for failing to

  • inspect and maintain the safety of walking and working surfaces;
  • assess work operations to determine the types of personal protective equipment needed; and
  • ensure that employees used personal protective equipment.

The company faces $25,868 in penalties, the maximum allowed.