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OSHA cites Mississippi company, faces $220K in penalties

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on Nov 3, 2017 12:04:40 PM

Custom Nonwoven Inc., a subsidiary of Korea Synthetic Fiber, is facing $220,544 in proposed penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA cited Custom Nonwoven for 14 health and safety violations relating to machine guarding, hazardous energy, and fall hazards. According to OSHA, the company willfully exposed its employees to unguarded machines, electrocution from exposed electrical wires and control cabinets, and falls from walkways that lacked guardrails. "The hazards this company was cited for are preventable," said OSHA Acting Area Director Courtney Bohannon, in Jackson. "Following basic safety requirements can be the difference between workers returning home safely or suffering a severe injury or worse." 

Read the full OSHA news release here


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