Storage Tank Manufacturer Fined $281K for Safety Hazards

May 3, 2019

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Storage Tank Manufacturer Fined $281K for Safety Hazards
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Molding Acquisition Corp. - operating as Rotoplas - for failing to protect employees from serious safety hazards at its location in Fort Worth, TX. The company faces $281,108 in fines.

OSHA cited the Merced, CA-based manufacturer of polyethylene storage tanks for 10 serious and two willful violations for exposing employees to fall hazards, as well as failing to inspect cranes, provide employees with forklift training, and implement lockout/tagout procedures to prevent amputations. Six of the violations are covered under OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citation and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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