In Ohio:

Musical instrument maker exposed workers to copper dust

An Ohio musical instrument manufacturer has been cited by OSHA for exposing workers to copper dust and machine hazards. Conn-Selmer, Inc., is facing penalties of $200,230 for two repeated and seven serious safety and health violations. OSHA inspectors determined that the company exposed workers to copper dust in excess of the recommended permissible exposure levels and machine hazards that included failure to provide machine guarding and adequate controls to minimize exposure.

In Mississippi:

Paper manufacturer cited for machine guarding, combustible dust hazards

Drehle Corp. was cited for exposing workers to multiple hazards, including electrical and arc-flash; lack of machine guarding; and combustible dust accumulation on surfaces. The company faces $303,657 in penalties.

In Virginia:

Half a million dollars in penalties after electrical shock injury to workers

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health issued 12 citations and $528,692 in penalties to T.D. Fraley & Sons, Inc., after a worker who was removing scaffolding sections received an electric shock from contact with a power line. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to protect workers from the energized power line, and ensure that scaffolding was properly supported.