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The U. S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Divine Brothers Company, of 200 Seward Avenue, Utica, New York, and proposed penalties of $33,475 against the firm, for twenty-eight alleged serious and seven alleged other than serious violations of OSHA standards. The company has until January 19 to contest the citations.
According to Diane Brayden, OSHA area director, the action results from an inspection of the facility conducted from August 12 to November 17, 1999. The company was also found to have an above average accident, injury and illness rate for the manufacturing industry of 19.5 incidents per 100 employees during 1997, and was therefore chosen for inspection under OSHA's targed inspection program. The average accident, injury and illness rate for the manufacturing industry is 4.8 incidents per 100 employees.
OSHA cited the employer for twenty-eight alleged serious violations, including;
The alleged serious violations carry a total proposed penalty of $33,475.
The company was also cited for seven alleged other-than-serious violations, including:
A serious violation is defined as a condition which exists where there is a substantial possibility that death or serious physical harm can result. An other-than-serious violation is a hazardous condition 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 Syracuse area office, located at 3300 Vickery Road, North Syracuse, N. Y. Telephone: (315) 451-0808.
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