Hope Hull AL Employment Law: Manufacturer fined $63,700 for workplace violations
Legal News for Alabama Employment Attorneys. OSHA cited Daehan Solution Alabama LLC, of Hope Hull, Alabama, for eight safety violations and proposed $63,700 in fees.
News for Alabama employment lawyers- OSHA cited a Hope Hull, Alabama manufacturer for several workplace safety violations that could endanger employees.
Mobile, AL—The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov cited Hope Hull, Alabama-based Daehan Solution Alabama LLC for one willful violation and seven serious violations, amounting to $63,700 in proposed penalties. The proposed penalties were announced in a news release on Monday, April 19, 2010.
According to OSHA, “An inspection in October 2009 began after an employee sustained an amputation of three fingers on one hand. The investigation revealed that the company had violated OSHA standards by failing to provide proper machine guarding. The employer allowed the light curtains, an invisible infra-red beam used for employee protection, to be overridden and remain inoperable for a period of two years. If the light curtain had been operating correctly, the amputation could have been avoided.”
Daehan Solution Alabama LLC was reportedly cited for one willful violation for their willful failure to establish an appropriate threshold of employee safety and heath. The willful violation was accompanied by $49,000 in proposed penalties. OSHA also cited the firm for seven serious violations, carrying $14,700 in proposed fines. The citations were issued with regard to safety violations including “open-sided floors, electrical hazards, other machine guarding deficiencies and failure to label stop buttons”.
Once Daehan Solution Alabama LLC has received notification of the citations, the company has 15 business days to accept the penalties, request an informal meeting with an OSHA area director, or contest the citations before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Alabama Employment Lawyers.