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Lockout & Machine Safety Hazards Cost Steel Plant $280K

Canton, OH – OSHA has proposed fines of $279,578 for lockout and machine safety hazards found at the Republic Steel plant following an investigation prompted by an employee injury. Federal investigators determined that Republic failed to install locking devices on machine operating parts, and documented two repeated and five serious safety and health violations. Last December, a 64-year-old…

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Machine Safety Failures Result in Amputation and OSHA Fines for OH Company

West Chester, OH – Republic Wire, an Ohio cable wire insulation maker, faces proposed fines of $69,300 for numerous violations and failures found by OSHA inspectors. One violation was deemed to be willful. OSHA began investigating Republic Wire after a 30-year-old line operator’s left pinky finger was amputated by a machine last November while the employee…

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Arc Flash Incident at Republic Steel Results in OSHA Fines

Blasdell, NY – Republic Steel faces $147,000 in fines after one of its workers suffered serious burns on the job. An employee of Republic Steel in Blasdell, NY was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane last October when an ungrounded electrical conductor touched a grounded surface causing an arc flash. The electric technician…

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