A Texas manufacturing company faces more than a quarter of a million dollars in penalties, after OSHA inspectors determined it exposed its employees to falls and other hazards.

Molding Acquisition Corp. - operating as Rotoplas – was cited for a dozen violations by OSHA – ten serious and two willful – for failing to protect employees from serious safety hazards at its location in Fort Worth.

Rotoplas, based in Merced, California, manufactures polyethylene storage tanks. In addition to fall hazards, the company was cited for failing to:

  • inspect cranes
  • provide employees with forklift training, and
  • implement lockout/tagout procedures to prevent amputations.

Six of the violations are covered under OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations.

The agency has proposed $281,108 in fines.