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Plastics Recycler Faces $88K in Fines

Friday, March 18, 2022 | 0

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposed penalties of $88,423 on a Pennsylvania plastics recycling processor for permitting the development of a workplace hazard. Acting on a referral from a local code enforcement agency, OSHA inspectors in September 2021 discovered that PGA Inc., a company in Freeland, allowed dangerous levels of combustible dust to build up near electrical equipment, exposing workers to danger. The dust is capable of burning rapidly or exploding with little warning. OSHA cited PGA Inc. for one willful, seven serious and one other-than-serious saf...

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