Imperial Sugar to pay $6.05M to settle OSHA citations
Imperial Sugar announced that it reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA, regarding OSHA citations at its Port Wentworth, Georgia and Gramercy, Louisiana facilities. Imperial was cited by OSHA in July 2008 for alleged safety violations at its Port Wentworth and Gramercy facilities with a combined proposed penalty totaling $8.7M. Under the terms of the settlement agreements, Imperial made no admissions to the allegations asserted by OSHA in the citations and agreed to pay in four quarterly installments a total penalty of $6.05M, which had been provided for in previous fiscal periods. Imperial further agreed to continue many of the safety measures already implemented at Port Wentworth and Gramercy and to implement certain other measures regarding the safety and health of its employees. The settlements resolve all pending OSHA citations against the company.
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