A major Ohio city's main post office must put a check in the mail for $225,000, to cover federal workplace safety fines.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it leveled the fines because of willful and serious violations at the processing center within the downtown Dayton post office.
OSHA spokesman Scott Allen says postal workers did not have proper training for electrical equipment they use, were not provided with necessary protective gear, and were exposed to live electrical parts.
The agency says it found risks of death or serious injury.
The Postal Service has three weeks to respond. It says in a prepared statement that it has been focusing since the beginning of the year on electrical safety nationwide.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com