OSHA cites Wis. foundry for 10 alleged violations

the Associated Press

OSHA cites Wis. foundry for 10 alleged violations

By the Associated Press. CREATED Feb 9, 2012

FALL RIVER, Wis. (AP) -- A federal workplace-safety agency has cited a foundry in southern Wisconsin for 10 alleged safety violations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of $57,600 against Fall River Foundry. OSHA says the company failed to protect workers from exposure to metal dust at its brass foundry in Fall River.

A Fall River spokesman declined to comment Thursday.

OSHA alleges repeat violations of exposing workers to elevated amounts of copper and lead dust. It says the company also failed to install adequate safety controls to reduce exposure.

Fall River Foundry has 15 business days to comply with the fines, contest the citations or request a conference with OSHA.

Fall River is in Columbia County, about 30 miles northeast of Madison.

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Online:
OSHA: http://www.osha.gov
Fall River Foundry: http://www.fallrivergroup.com