OSHA Cites Mississippi Company, Issues $220,544 in Penalties

The company was cited for two willful, seven serious, and five other-than-serious violations, according to the agency's news release.

OSHA has cited Custom Nonwoven Inc., a subsidiary of Korea Synthetic Fiber that is based in New Albany, Miss., for willfully exposing its workers to multiple hazards, including unguarded machines and burn hazards, according to the agency, which issued $220,544 in penalties to the company.

OSHA inspectors issued citations on Oct. 25, 2017, after it found the company exposed workers to unguarded machines; electrocution and burns from exposed electrical wires and control cabinets; and falls from walkways that were not equipped with guardrails. The company was cited for two willful, seven serious, and five other-than-serious violations, according to the agency's news release.

"The hazards this company was cited for are preventable," said OSHA Acting Area Director Courtney Bohannon, who is located in Jackson. "Following basic safety requirements can be the difference between workers returning home safely or suffering a severe injury or worse."

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