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Aug. 5, 2015

Workers exposed to multiple safety and health hazards at boiler manufacturer

Employer name: Superior Holding, Inc., operating as Superior Boiler Works Inc., Hutchinson, Kansas

Citations issued: Aug. 4, 2015.

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita area office issued one repeat and 16 serious safety violations to the industrial boiler manufacturer. The violations include:

Proposed penalties: $60,060

Quote: "OSHA found workers at Superior Holding were exposed to various hazards including amputation and falls. The company needs to evaluate its safety and health programs and make immediate improvements to protect workers on the job," said Judy Freeman, OSHA's area director in Wichita.

Link to citations:

To ask questions; obtain compliance assistance; file a complaint or report amputations, eye loss, workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Wichita Area Office at 316-269-6644.

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Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-6976,
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976,

Release Number: 15-1532-KAN

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