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The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Kane Steel Corporation of South 12th St., Millville, NJ, alleging one willful, 23 serious, and five other-than-serious violations of health and safety standards. Proposed penalties total $86,500.
Gary Roskoski, director of OSHA's Marlton area office, said the citations resulted from a programmed inspection conducted from July 30, 1999, to January 28, 2000, under the "site specific targeting initiative." Under this initiative, OSHA targets work places for inspections in 99 high-hazard industries with higher than average injury and illness rates as shown by data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
OSHA alleges the company violated safety standards by failing to take a defective and unsafe industrial truck out of service, an alleged willful violation carrying a total proposed penalty of $38,500.
The alleged serious violations carry a total proposed penalty of $48,000.
OSHA also cited the employer for other-than-serious violations, including:
OSHA defines a willful violation as one committed with an intentional disregard for, or plain indifference to, the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and regulations. A serious violation is one in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious s physical harm could result. Other-than-serious violations are hazardous conditions that would probably not cause death or serious physical harm, but would have a direct and immediate relationship to the safety and health of employees.
The investigation was conducted by OSHA's Marlton area office located at the Marlton Executive Park, 701 Route 73 South, Building 2, Suite 120, Marlton, N. J. 08053. Telephone (856) 757-5181.
The company has until February 18 to contest the citations.
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