Pressure Vessel Maker Faces Safety Fines

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:02 AM gHale

MPV Morganton Pressure Vessels North Carolina LLC, is facing $101,800 in fines for exposing employees to fire, explosion, laceration, and struck-by hazards at its Bay Minette, AL, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

MPV Morganton Pressure Vessels North Carolina is a metal tank manufacturer at its Bay Minette facility.

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An inspection of the company’s facility found 10 serious, and three other-than-serious violations, including exposure to fire and explosion hazards from an accumulation of combustible dust; laceration hazards from unguarded grinders, and struck-by hazards from unsecured propane tanks.

The inspection was part of the Agency’s National Emphasis Program for Combustible Dust and the Regional Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Trucks.

“Employers must assess potential hazards, and make necessary corrections to ensure a safe workplace,” said OSHA Mobile Area Office Director Joseph Roesler. “Our inspection identified several workplace deficiencies that put workers at serious risk of injury or death.”

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