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U.S. Department of Labor

May 04, 2015

Mississippi's Suburban Plastics fails to correct workplace
hazards following OSHA inspection

Employer name: Suburban Plastics Co.

Inspection site: 1000 Enterprise Drive, Grenada, Mississippi 38901

Date of inspection: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated a follow-up inspection on Jan. 6, 2015.

Inspection findings: OSHA issued four safety and health citations, including one failure-to-abate, two repeated and one serious, to the employer. The failure-to-abate citation was issued for not developing procedures to avoid accidental machine start up while employees performed maintenance or service. Two repeated violations involved failure to protect live electrical parts from accidental contact and not protecting electrical conductors. The serious violation was cited for not having electrical conductors in conduit or another enclosure.

Quote: "OSHA expects and will ensure employers take immediate action to correct hazards identified during an inspection," said Eugene Stewart, OSHA's area director in Jackson. "It's disappointing to know that after being notified of the hazards, Suburban Plastics failed to abate workplace hazards that put workers at risk of serious injury or death."

Proposed Penalties: $50,000

View the citations at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/osha/OSHA20150800.pdf

Suburban Plastics, manufactures plastic water drip trays for air conditioning units, has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint or report 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 Jackson Area Office at 601-965-4606.

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Media Contacts:

Michael D'Aquino, 678-237-0630, d'aquino.michael@dol.gov
Lindsay Williams, 678-237-0630, williams.lindsay.l@dol.gov

Release Number: 15-792-ATL (133)

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