Recycler Cited After NY Worker Crushed To Death

OSHA says Metalico Inc.??not developed procedures to lock out a piece of heavy machinery and proposed fines of?$73,300.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Metals recycler Metalico Inc. has been cited by federal regulators for safety violations at an upstate New York factory where an employee was killed in a baling machine accident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Friday the company is suspected of repeated, serious workplace safety violations.

A worker was crushed to death at a Rochester recycling plant in June when the baler unexpectedly activated while he was removing material from it.

Inspectors maintain Metalico Rochester Inc. had not developed procedures to lock out the baler's power source or provide workers with the required training on those procedures. The agency proposed fines totaling $73,300. The company has 15 days to contest the findings.

Cranford, N.J.-based Metalico was cited in March 2010 for similar hazards at a plant in Pittsburgh.