Illinois Truck Parts Distributor Faces $16.5K Fine for Safety Violations

April 16, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited truck parts distributor Fleetpride Inc. in Willowbrook, Ill., with $61,500 in proposed penalties for alleged serious and repeat violations of federal workplace safety standards. Fleetpride’s corporate headquarters are located in the Woodlands, Texas.

As a result of a February inspection, OSHA has cited the company with three alleged serious violations for damaged, inoperable emergency lighting; exit signs not illuminated; and a damaged fall protection lanyard not taken out of service.

Fleetpride Inc. also received four repeat violations alleging improper personal protective equipment, no hazard assessment certification, no personal protective equipment training certification and no cover on an electrical box.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Source: OSHA

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