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Manufacturer Cited After Three Workers Develop Lung Disease

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 159 | 0 | 21 min read

Three employees of an aluminum castings manufacturer in Wisconsin developed occupational lung disease, leading to federal citations for two serious health violations and proposed penalties of $26,520. Nemak USA Inc., based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, was cited Feb. 26 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Three of the company’s employees were diagnosed with occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis, according to OSHA, which described the condition as a debilitating lung disease. OSHA initiated an inspection at the company’s automotive aluminum castings manufact...

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