Indiana Fines Aluminum Foundry for Safety Violations

September 30, 2011

State officials have fined a central Indiana foundry more than $10,000 for allegedly violating the state’s health and safety regulations.

The Star Press of Muncie reports that Cast Metals Technology in Yorktown was accused of three non-serious and 11 serious violations. Those include exposing the aluminum foundry’s workers to carbon monoxide and formaldehyde and allowing cigarette smoking near combustible liquids.

While the Indiana Department of Labor proposed a fine of $13,325, officials agreed to a lesser fine of $10,120 this week.

State spokeswoman Chetrice Mosley says the firm has already corrected most of the violations and is taking steps to correct all of them

Cast Metals Technology, also known as CM-TEC, operates foundries in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania that produce aluminum, iron, high-alloy steel and stainless steel castings.

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