PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Prairieville company for 41 alleged workplace safety violations.
OSHA has proposed penalties of $158,200 against Pearce Foundry Inc.
The agency says the alleged violations include exposing workers to silica above federal limits.
Pearce Foundry makes high-alloy metal castings for use in the dredging and mining industries. The company employs about 30 workers. It's a subsidiary of Prairieville-based The Pearce Group Inc.
The company has 15 days to contest the findings. A company spokesman was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.