OSHA Pursues Fine Against Mississippi Firm

February 3, 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $46,340 for Roytex Inc. in Meridian, Mississippi for 18 alleged safety and health violations.

OSHA said in a news release that the citations came after a safety inspection.

OSHA says the company was cited for safety violations that included failing to provide fixed stairs and railings where required; lack of a back-up alarm for a powered industrial truck; failing to block the wheels of trailers being loaded and unloaded; and several electrical deficiencies.

A separate health inspection revealed a failure to treat and label insulation-containing asbestos; and a failure to keep surfaces free from accumulation of lead from flaking and pealing wall paint.

The company may contest the citations and proposed fines.

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