A Shippensburg, PA foundry has been hammered by OSHA for repeated safety offenses at the Shippensburg location of Domestic Castings. The type of safety violations the story identifies are the type that can cause injuries at work.
According to OSHA, the repeat violations, carrying a $90,860 penalty, included open-sided floors and platforms that were not guarded with standard railings and other safety features; permanent, durable identification was not affixed to alloy steel slings; pulleys were not properly guarded; sprocket wheels and chains were not enclosed; electrical hazards; and pull and junction boxes and fittings were not provided with approved covers.
These violations are similar to violations that OSHA cited Domestic Castings for in 2011 and 2013.
OSHA may potentially be fining Domestic Castings in excess of $150,000 for these repeated violations.