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OSHA fines company for exposing workers to hazards

Published On: Sep 30 2013 08:08:30 PM CDT
LAKE MILLS, Wis. -

A Lake Mills company is being fined for exposing workers to airborne hazards.

Fiberdome Inc. has to pay a $49,500 fine, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

An investigation that started this spring found workers at the fiberglass manufacturing plant were exposed to styrene, a chemical used to make plastics and rubber.

The investigation started after workers reported respiratory issues because of chemical exposure.

OSHA found seven serious violations, saying the company failed to provide workers with respiratory protection, did not require workers to use appropriate hand protection when dealing with chemicals, and did not safely or properly label containers with chemicals.

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