Fatal AL Incident Brings Safety Fines

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 06:11 PM gHale

Beverly, OH-based Globe Metallurgical Inc. is facing $25,868 in fines for personal protective equipment violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries at a facility in Selma, Alabama, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA inspectors determined the employee suffered fatal burns after an explosion from a molten silicon spill.

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The company is facing three serious violations.

OSHA cited the company for failing to inspect and maintain the safety of walking and working surfaces; assess work operations to determine the types of personal protective equipment needed; and ensure employees used personal protective equipment.

The $25,868 in fines is the maximum allowed.



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