OSHA Casts Iron Foundry $44,300 Fine for Repeat, Health Violations

The repeat violations include a lack of guardrails on work platforms greater than 4 feet above the ground, a lack of eyewash and shower, and unguarded machinery.

OSHA has cited Domestic Casting Inc. LLC for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at its Shippensburg, Pa., facility. Proposed penalties total $44,300.

OSHA initiated an inspection on Feb. 22 as part of its Site-Specific Targeting Program, which focuses on industries with high injury and illness rates. As a result, the company was cited for four repeat violations, with a penalty of $18,400, and nine serious violations, with a penalty of $25,900. The employer also was cited for four other-than-serious violations, which carry no penalty.

"Each of these violations left foundry workers vulnerable to hazards that could cause serious injuries and possible death," said Kevin Kilp, director of OSHA's Harrisburg, Pa., area office. "It's vital that the company correct these hazards to protect its employees."

The repeat violations include a lack of guardrails on work platforms greater than 4 feet above the ground, a lack of eyewash and shower, and unguarded machinery.

The serious violations include open pits with no covers, a lack of handrails on stairways, a lack of or inadequate energy control procedures, a lack of energy control training, a lack of machine guarding, and a lack of guarding for live electrical parts.

The other-than-serious violations include disorderly and unsanitary conditions, a lack of gauges and alarms on a spray booth, insufficient clearance around electrical equipment, and inadequate testing of fire extinguishers.

Domestic Casting Inc. LLC, an iron foundry jobbing shop that makes various-shaped molds, has 95 employees.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus