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OSHA Proposes $195,930 Fine over Fatal Accident

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 4:47am
the Associated Press

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Recycling company Resource Management could face nearly $200,000 in fines after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited 37 health and safety violations in an investigation that began after a fatal accident.

A worker at Resource Management died June 12 in an accident involving a baling machine at the recycling company.

OSHA said Monday that 22 of the 37 violations are considered serious. The agency proposed fines of $195,930.

Resource Management has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA, or contest the findings. The company's senior vice president, Greg Maxwell, says officials plan to discuss the findings with OSHA.

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