New Jersey Aluminum Foundry fined $1 Million for Safety and Health Violations
Aluminum Shapes LLC will accept a $1 million penalty due to 10 willful, 15 repeated, and 55 serious violations and one other-than-serious citation related to a fatality and series of employee injuries.
In addition, there will be new implemented enhancement abatement measures such as: developing a comprehensive safety and health plan, retaining a full-time safety professional with demonstrated experience in lockout/tagout and confined space compliance, and implementing additional employee training.
“While this settlement can never reverse the senseless loss of life and serious injuries that occurred, it goes a long way in ensuring employer accountability and providing key worker protections to prevent future incidents. The agreement further demonstrated the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to pursue every available opportunity to enforce workplace safety laws.”
Regional Solicitor of Labor, Jeffrey S. Rogoff – New York
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.