Safety Fines for Trailer Parts Maker

Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 11:04 AM gHale


Mid-America Steel Products Inc., doing business as American Sports Medical Industries, is facing $41,200 in fines for 19 violations, including 17 serious, at its Corning, AR, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA began its December inspection after receiving a complaint for unguarded machinery and amputation hazards. Workers at the facility manufacture trailer parts.

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The serious violations include failing to maintain a hearing conservation program for workers exposed to noise levels greater than 85 decibels, failing to provide required training, and not guarding machinery.

“When an employer fails to train workers and establish an energy control program, that employer is choosing to expose workers who service or maintain equipment to serious physical harm or death. And, that is unacceptable,” said Carlos Reynolds, OSHA’s area director in Little Rock.

Jim Shaw, owner of Mid-America Steel Products in Corning said he plans to meet with OSHA in Little Rock to discuss the violations.



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