Lumber Mill Exposes Workers to Falls and Electrocution Hazards: OSHA

OSHA has proposed $60K in fines for the Georgia-based company.

OSHA has cited RB Lumber LLC for two repeated and two serious safety violations at a facility in Riceboro, Ga. According to a news release, the repeat violations are for failing to provide fall protection equipment to employees working and walking on top of machinery and for exposing workers to electrical hazards.

The serious violations include exposing workers to unguarded machine parts and struck-by hazards, and the company faces $59,100 in proposed fines.

"RB Lumber continues to expose workers to hazards that were previously identified by inspectors. There is no reason we should be finding these hazards again," said Robert Vazzi, director of OSHA's Savannah Area Office. "It's management's responsibility to protect workers, and they must take action immediately."

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