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OSHA Fines Forest River For Goshen Violations

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September 25, 2017 by   Leave a Comment

The Department of Labor fined Elkhart, Ind.-based Forest River Inc. for several violations that put workers in serious danger, according to WSBT TV. According to ABC 57, the company has been fined by IOSHA twice this year.

The latest safety inspection at the company’s facility in Goshen revealed the following violations:

• Employees were exposed to falling from heights due to unguarded sides of what employer refers to as a scaffold system.

• Exit routes were blocked by debris, a step ladder and other material.

• Employees didn’t have a properly mounted fire extinguish where signage indicated.

• Fire extinguisher wasn’t fully charged.

• Employees using the drill press were exposed to point of operation hazards due to unguarded rotating parts.

• Employees using a table saw were exposed to point of operation due to broken guards covering the saw blades.

• Employees using a table saw were exposed to fire hazards from overloading temporary cording.

• Employees were exposed to fire hazards and/or electrical shock form damaged temporary cording.

The company must pay $18,400 in fines by Oct. 17.

For the full report click here.

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