The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Alabama company for alleged safety violations at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia that led to a death in March.
OSHA said that ASM-Sanders Inc. of Madison, Ala., used compressed air instead of hydrostatic testing recommended by the manufacturer for leaks in chemical welds of polyvinyl chloride pipes.
The agency says a worker died of a head injury after a chilled water line, which was being tested with compressed air, shattered and struck him. Other alleged violations involved safety standards in the workers’ trench.
OSHA proposed a total of $79,300 in penalties. The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply or contest them
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