OSHA Cites Colorado Steel Mill

"Evraz needs involve their workers in identifying and correcting hazardous conditions to ensure more effective safety and health management systems," said David Nelson, OSHA's Area Director in Englewood, Colo. "Evraz needs to fix these hazards before someone is injured or worse."

OSHA on July 15 cited Evraz Inc. NA of Pueblo, Colo., a steelmaker, after conducting an inspection at its facility in February 2016 under the National Emphasis Program for Amputations. The agency issued one repeat citation for not making repairs to overhead cranes promptly to ensure safe operations; the employer was cited for a similar violation in September 2013 at its facility in Claymont, Del.

OSHA has issued $103,820 in penalties in the latest case.

The agency issued 10 serious citations to the company for failing to provide standard guardrails on open-sided floors and platforms 4 feet or more above a lower level, keep portable fire extinguishers in their designated location when not in use, provide bumper stops to stop rail cars from potentially rolling in a crosswalk or vehicular traffic, fasten fixed ladders securely on overhead cranes, inspect overhead cranes periodically, put guards on sprocket wheels and chains, and for other violations, and OSHA also cited Evraz for electrical violations.

"Evraz needs involve their workers in identifying and correcting hazardous conditions to ensure more effective safety and health management systems," said David Nelson, OSHA's Area Director in Englewood, Colo. "Evraz needs to fix these hazards before someone is injured or worse."

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Evraz plc, one of the largest vertically integrated steel and mining businesses in the world.

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