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OSHA Fines Pipe Manufacturer for Preventable Death

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 0

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a pipe manufacturer $245,546 for violations uncovered during the investigation of a March 2023 workplace death. A 19-year-old employee of Foley Products Co. was using a hammer and chisel to remove hardened concrete from a mixer at a manufacturing facility in Cantonment, Florida. He was killed when the concrete mixer was restarted while he was still inside. OSHA said the fatality could have been prevented and cited the company for violations that include willfully exposing workers to crush and confined-space hazards. Additional...

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