OSHA Fines Northern Ill. Co. for Safety Violations

August 12, 2004

Field Container Company L.P., headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill., is facing proposed penalties of $137,500 following an investigation into alleged workplace safety violations at its Marseilles, Ill., facility, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced.

Field Container Co. received citations for alleged serious and willful violations of federal workplace safety standards. Alleged serious violations included deficiencies related to the storage of flammable liquids and an inadequate flammable liquid storage room, as well as failing to train workers in hazard communication. Alleged willful violations address improper electrical wiring and equipment, and inadequate ventilation.

OSHA initiated its investigation of the Marseilles plant following receipt of a formal complaint. Field Container Co. employs more than 2,000 workers at 13 plants nationwide, including more than 100 in Marseilles, Ill.

The company has 15 working days from receipt of the citations to appeal before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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