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Texas Company Fined $164K for Safety Violations

April 9, 2012 in Community News, Disability Law, Employment

From OSHA, viewed in Insurance Journal 3/19/2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Houston-based IFCO Systems North America Inc. with 10 serious, three repeat and six other-than-serious violations for exposing workers to safety and health violations at its facility on Tacco Drive in San Antonio. Proposed penalties total $163,900.

The serious violations include failing to refit employees for and retrain them on hearing protection when annual tests revealed that they had experienced notable hearing loss, secure dock boards when driven over by forklifts and ensure that copies of material safety data sheets were on hand.

A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

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