Repeat Safety Fines for MS Plastics Firm

Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 01:05 PM gHale

Suburban Plastics Co. is facing $50,000 in fines for four safety and health violations, including one failure-to-abate, two repeated and one serious at its Grenada, MS, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Suburban Plastics, manufactures plastic water drip trays for air conditioning units.

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OSHA initiated a follow-up inspection Jan. 6 and investigators then issued the violations. The failure-to-abate citation was for not developing procedures to avoid accidental machine start up while employees performed maintenance or service. Two repeated violations involved failure to protect live electrical parts from accidental contact and not protecting electrical conductors. The serious violation was for not having electrical conductors in conduit or another enclosure.

“OSHA expects and will ensure employers take immediate action to correct hazards identified during an inspection,” said Eugene Stewart, OSHA’s area director in Jackson. “It’s disappointing to know that after being notified of the hazards, Suburban Plastics failed to abate workplace hazards that put workers at risk of serious injury or death.”

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