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OSHA Cites NH Company For 21 Violations

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:12am

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a New Hampshire textiles company is facing $115,000 in fines for 21 serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Hampton plant.

OSHA started investigating Foss Manufacturing Co. in April after a worker's complaint.

OSHA's New Hampshire area director says employees were exposed to potential electrocution, burns, amputation, crushing and laceration injuries and hearing loss.

A company spokesman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Among the issues, OSHA says Foss Manufacturing failed to provide fall protection equipment, face shields and insulated gloves and to protect a worker exposed to an arc flash where electrical equipment had not been deenergized before servicing,

The company has 15 days to comply, meet with OSHA or contest the findings.

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