Alabama-based Sloss Industries Cited for Safety Violations

September 24, 2008

Birmingham, Ala.-based Sloss Industries incurred $182,500 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to safety hazards at its fiber divisions manufacturing plant.

the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed the penalty.

In a Sept. 22 news release from the agency, OSHA inspectors cited the company for four safety violations.

The agency said it initiated the investigation after Sloss Industries failed to fix previous violations that would prevent unintended machine startup.

Inspectors also cited the company for exposing employees to electrical hazards.

Sloss operates the world’s largest slag wool plant.

The company has 15 working days to contest the citation and penalties.

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