Company where man was injured is subject of OSHA investigation
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MILWAUKEE - The I-Team went to working digging into this Sic Lazaro’s safety history.
The I-Team discovered the company has a recent history of safety violations with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An accident at the company Thursday came in the middle of a federal safety investigation.
Sic Lazaro Inc. started operating in Milwaukee in the fall of 2011. Up until May of 2013, the company had a good safety record with OSHA. The I-Team uncovered less than 10 days ago, on May 13, 2013 the federal agency investigated a complaint. OSHA would not say if it was an employee who complained but someone blew the whistle about safety concerns at the northwest side factory.
In the latest inspection, OSHA slapped Sic Lazaro with 10 violations. Many of those violations cost more than a $1000, and the total fine reached $11,680. The violations are classified as serious.
The inspections included the following violations “flammable and combustible liquids," problems with the “automatic sprinkler systems”. OSHA also fined the company for concerns with "general requirements for all machines" and hazardous conditions with the floor and walls.
Sic Lazaro has 15 days to respond to the May 13 violations. As of today it has not done so with OSHA. A spokesperson with OSHA told the I-Team it could take up to six months to complete Thursday’s accident report.