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Brick Manufacturer Cited for Potentially Deadly Respiratory Hazards

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 0

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it cited an Alabama brick manufacturer for exposing workers to a substance that could potentially cause irreversible respiratory diseases. OSHA cited Selma-based Henry Brick Co. Inc. for 11 serious citations and proposed $124,212 in penalties after investigators found the company exposed employees to silica crystalline. Workers who are overexposed to silica crystalline could contract “incurable, progressively disabling and sometimes fatal illnesses,” OSHA said in a statement. Henry Brick exposed workers to airbo...

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