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WI: $123,000 Fine for Electrical Hazards

GRANTSBURG, WI:  Federal officials say a northwest Wisconsin factory committed nine safety violations. The Parker Hannifin plant in Grantsburg was cited by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration – and the agency is recommending $123,000 in fines.

OSHA said the plant committed two repeat violations for not protecting employees from electrical hazards and amputation. And among other things, the government said the plant has not made periodic reviews of its energy control procedures – and has not used machine guards at its mills. OSHA categorizes the violations as serious, saying the hazards pose a quote, “substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result.” OSHA has given similar citations to other Parker Hannifin plants in Ohio and Mississippi in past years.

The Grantsburg plant makes quick couplings for numerous functions. The firm has not commented on the new violations. It has 15 days to decide whether to pay the fine, challenge the citation, or seek a settlement conference with OSHA.

Story via wtaq.com

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