BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) - A Bay Minette company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing employees to hazardous working conditions.
The proposed fines against MPV Morganton Pressue Vessels North Carolina LLC equate to $101,800.
An inspection of the company by OSHA found 10 'serious' violations, and three other violations deemed 'other-than-serious'.
The violations include fire and explosion hazards from an accumulation of combustible dust, laceration hazards from unguarded grinders, and 'struck-by-hazards' from unsecured propane tanks.
"Employers must assess potential hazards, and make necessary corrections to ensure a safe workplace," said OSHA Mobile Area Office Director Joseph Roesler in a press release.
The company that is a metal tank manufacturer is headquartered in North Carolina and has a location in Bay Minette on Highway 31.
The inspections by OSHA were part of the agency's 'National Emphasis Program for Combustible Dust' and the 'Regional Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Trucks'.
Director Roesler added, "our inspection identified several workplace deficiencies that put workers at serious risk of injury of death."
MPV Morganton Pressure Vessels now has 15 business days to request an informal conference with OSHA, or contest the findings, if not, the penalties will go into effect.
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