OSHA Cites Rail Car Services For Violations

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 9:45am
the Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal government has proposed $133,000 in fines for Rail Car Services because of repeat health and safety violations at a facility in Kansas City, Kan.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday in a release that Rail Car Services was cited for 11 violations at its rail car refurbishing facility in Kansas City, Kan. OSHA says the violations stem from inspections that began after a complaint about fall protection and work done in confined spaces.

OSHA inspectors found eight repeat violations in a recent inspection. OSHA says Rail Car Services also failed to train workers on chemicals used in their work area and didn't provide annual respirator training.

Rail Car Services has about two weeks to comply, request a conference with OSHA or contest the citations.


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