TX Recycling Firm Fined after Worker Hurt

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 05:11 PM gHale

Dallas, TX-based Venture Metals LLC is facing $311,580 in fines for exposing employees to crushing hazards after a stack of pipes fell and crushed a worker, leading to his hospitalization, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company faces the fines for repeated and serious safety and health violations.

OSHA conducted an inspection, and determined the company also failed to implement measures to control lead exposure, train workers in lockout/tagout procedures, and follow confined space entry permit procedures.

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OSHA cited the company for similar violations in 2016.

“This employer has continued to disregard requirements to assess workplace hazards and implement measures to protect workers’ safety and health,” said OSHA Dallas Area Office Director Basil Singh.

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