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Fuyao Facing More Than $720,000 in OSHA Penalties

Jul 29, 2019

Fuyao Glass America in Moraine is facing more than $720,000 in fines after being cited for “exposing employees to multiple safety and health hazards.”

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says, during a recent inspection of the plant, nine repeat violations and 13 serious violations were found.

The violations include electrical safety exposure, problems with confined spaces, employee training on so-called lockout/tag out procedures, and a lack of machine guards; hearing protection and other protective equipment.

In a statement detailing the violations, OHSA says they have inspected the Fuyao plant 12 times in the past four years. They also say the last inspection was part of their Site-Specific Targeting Program where workplaces with the “highest rate of injuries and illnesses” are inspected.

According to OSHA, Fuyao has just 15 business days from receipt of the citations to fix the violations or contest the findings before the independent OSHA Commission.