Elmore Co. company faces $50K fine following OSHA inspection - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Elmore Co. company faces $50K fine following OSHA inspection

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Kool & the Gang to headline concert on Ft. Benning

    Kool & the Gang to headline concert on Ft. Benning

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:55:11 GMT
    It's a celebration! Come celebrate good times with Kool & the Gang in a free concert September 13 on Fort Benning's York Field. Special guests include Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and RaeLynn. This freeMore >>
    It's a celebration! Come celebrate good times with Kool & the Gang in a free concert September 13 on Fort Benning's York Field. Special guests include Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and RaeLynn. This free event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Video equipment and cameras will not be permitted.More >>
  • Teens threatening with guns resurface in Columbus viral video

    Teens threatening with guns resurface in Columbus viral video

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:38:06 GMT
    The video, titled East Columbus or E-Dub, shows a group of young man flashing guns and threatening to shoot someone. It's an older video police say they've looked into. News Leader 9 spoke exclusivelyMore >>
    A threatening viral video about a Columbus neighborhood resurfaces raising concerns for those living near the highlighted location. News Leader 9's Tyrone McCoy took the video to police and neighbors for response.More >>
  • Are you the Sports Overtime Fan of the Week? Prove it!

    Are you the Sports Overtime Fan of the Week? Prove it!

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:37:08 GMT
    You can get in on the Sports Overtime fun with our new segment Fan of the Week! Take a photo of yourself or your crew at the high school football game or whatever you want, and post it on Twitter using
    More >>
    You can get in on the Sports Overtime fun with our new segment Fan of the Week! Take a photo of yourself or your crew at the high school football game or whatever you want, and post it on Twitter using the hashtag #SportsOT9.More >>
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

An Elmore County company will have to pay $50,000 in penalties for allegedly putting its employees at risk.

The U.S. Labor Department says Amtech Southeast exposed its workers to serious injury or death by not adequately protecting them from fire, explosion and other hazards.

The company has 15 business days to either comply with the citation, contest the findings or request a conference with government officials.

The U.S. Labor Dept. said in a statement:

"Workers faced amputation, laceration and caught-in hazards and were exposed to excessive noise over the permissible limit. Twelve serious violations were cited, including the employer's failure to ensure protection from fire/explosion hazards where PVC piping was used to transport compressed air; reduce compressed air for cleaning to less than 30-pounds-per-square inch; and label and provide training on hazardous chemicals. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

Three other-than-serious violations include failing to develop a respiratory protection program and an assessment of personal protective equipment. Additionally, the company did not document whether workers completed training to operate powered industrial trucks. An other-than-serious violation is one that has a direct relationship to job safety and health, but probably would not cause death or serious physical harm."

Amtech makes fiber-reinforced plastic parts.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.