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Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation Attorneys – OSHA Fines East Troy Recycling Facility For Violations

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration announced fines of $82,000 for 11 health violations found at Strategic Materials, Inc.’s East Troy, Wis. facility. The company failed to develop and implement a respiratory protection program after a May inspection that resulted from a complaint.  As experienced Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys, we have seen how unfit conditions can have unfortunate effects on workers and know the importance of employers fixing any known problems.

Our Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys deal with all types of workplace hazards when an employee has suffered serious injuries as a result of any hazard. In this case, OSHA cited the Houston-based company for a repeat violation because OSHA said Strategic Materials, a glass and plastic recycling company, had not taken steps to protect the respiratory health of its employees.

“As one of the nation’s leading recycling companies, it should know the hazards unique to the industry,” said Kim Stille, the OSHA area director in Madison.

The company faces nine serious violations including failing to prevent workplace exposure to airborne concentrations of dust and lead above the eight-hour time-weighted average limit; prevent excessive accumulation of combustible dust; provide respiratory protection; have a hearing conservation program; implement engineering controls for dust accumulation; and have training on the bloodborne pathogen standards and hazardous chemicals in use in the workplace.

The company also received a violation for failing to train forklift operators. It has 15 business days from notice of the violations to comply with the penalties, request an informal conference or contest the findings.

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries due to any workplace hazard, it is crucial to review your case with aggressive Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys today. Call for your free, initial consultation.

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