New Britain, CT – OSHA has cited 24 safety violations at Metallurgical Processing, Inc. and the company faces $77,000 in proposed fines as a result. OSHA’s Hartford (CT) Area Office initiated an investigation in January after employees complained about hazardous conditions at the site. Metallurgical Processing Inc. conducts heat treatments on metal components.
The 24 violations include employees being exposed to assorted fire, explosion, chemical and mechanical risks. Infractions included failing to supply protective garments and tools to employees who were performing live electrical work, failing to inspect a pipe system that carries anhydrous ammonia, not installing a pressure relief valve on a nitrogen tank and improper storage of chemicals and flammable materials.
According to OSHA, the firm also didn’t have adequate regulations in place for employees who work in confined spaces or sufficient safeguards for workers who have to use respirators.
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