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Steel Firm Exposing Workers to Hazards Two Years After Death

Thursday, December 31, 2015 | 464 | 0 | 0 min read

A Missouri steel plant is continuing to expose its mainly Asian immigrant workforce to amputation, electrical and other hazards, two years after a worker died by electrocution, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. OSHA inspectors, responding to a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions, cited St Louis Cold Drawn for two willful, seven repeated and 22 serious safety and health violations. Proposed penalties total $366,300. During the investigation, one worker alleged management fired him after he spoke to OSHA officials, and another said the company terminate...

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