Feds Cite Georgia Plant for Safety Violations

September 15, 2008

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited an Athens, Georgia manufacturing plant for 32 alleged safety violations and proposed $137,000 in fines.

OSHA cited Overhead Door Corp.’s Athens plant. It said that in recent inspections it found machines operating without proper guards and a lack of switches that keep machinery from being turn on by accident.

It said employees at the plant were exposed to various hazards, and found problems with the company’s hazard alert system and the way it stored flammable materials.

Overhead Door is a manufacturer of garage doors based in Dallas, Texas. The company has 15 days to contest the proposed fines.

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