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Milwaukee Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Lawyers – Lake Mills Plant Fined $49K

Fiberdome Inc. was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 10 health violations and ordered to pay $49,500 in penalties for the violations. If you or a loved one has suffered due to unsafe workplace conditions, it is imperative to speak with experienced Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyers for consultation.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Lawyers On Lake Mills Citation

Fiberdome Inc.’s Lake Mills, Wis. Fiberglass manufacturing plant was cited for the health violations following a March investigation of the plant. According to OSHA, workers at the plant were exposed to excessive amounts of styrene.

OSHA said it began the investigation after receiving allegations that workers were experiencing respiratory irritation due to the chemical exposure. Officials believe styrene was the cause of the irritator. Styrene is a chemical used to manufacture plastics, rubber and resins.

The plant received one repeat violation for failing to require workers to use appropriate hand protection when exposed to hazardous chemicals. It also received seven serious violations and two other-than-serious violations.  Serious violations are cited when death or serious physical harm could result from the hazard an employer knew or should have known existed.

According to OSHA (https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/styrene/) ,  styrene can irritate the skin, eyes and upper respiratory tract. Acute exposure has been known to cause gastrointestinal effects while chronic exposure may affect the central nervous system and cause minor problems with the kidney.

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries due to an unsafe workplace environment, it is crucial to speak with Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyers immediately. Call today for a free, initial consultation.

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