Madison
53° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

OSHA fines Mich. metal company for Wis. violations

Published On: Feb 05 2013 03:41:46 PM CST
MILWAUKEE -

Federal safety officials have fined a Michigan-based metal-making company almost $275,000 for alleged safety violations in Wisconsin.

Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC is accused of exposing workers to hazardous dust at its iron foundry in Browntown, a village in southern Wisconsin. The proposed fines were announced Tuesday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA said it proposed fines in part because the company was a repeat violator. Grede was cited for similar violations in 2009 and 2010.

OSHA spokeswoman Kim Stille said Grede is endangering its workers by allowing deficiencies to persist.

OSHA said the company has about 200 workers at its Browntown location. The facility makes metal castings.

Grede Holdings LLC is headquartered in Southfield, Mich. A telephone message left for Grede was not immediately returned.

Advertisement
  • John Warner

    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Notable presidential endorsements of 2016

    Take a look at these notable endorsements from politicians, celebrities and sports stars for presidential candidates.

  • Isreali President Shimon Peres

    Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

    Notable deaths of 2016

    Here's a look at some of the celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

  • PHOTOS: Madison store helps collect hundreds of Teddy bears for police

    MADISON, Wis.--A west Madison store is part of an effort to collect hundreds of stuffed animals to donate to six police departments in Southern Wisconsin.

    Todd Merryfield, owner of The Learning Shop at 714 S. Gammon Road, said the store is collecting the bears for officers who use them to help comfort children with whom police come in contact.

    "This is a great way to support what (police) do," Merryfield said. "Those are the kids that need something like this to reassure them, calm them down, and let them know that things are all right."

    Nearly 500 plush animals were donated Tuesday, a Learning Shop spokeswoman said. The Madison store's effort is part of a larger initiative through the Bears for Humanity organization. 

    Photos by Doug Wahl

Advertisement