OSHA cited two Texas employers for serious violations and one heat related fatality. The first employer, a stamping plant in El Paso doing business as El Paso Tool and Die, was cited for 33 violations, 32 of them serious. The violations include failing to properly safeguard workers against caught-between and impact hazards, properly shut down machinery during servicing and maintenance, and train workers on using personal protective equipment such as hearing, hand and respiratory equipment. Total penalties equal $119,000. The second employer, Al Star Recycling LLC in Houston will pay $13,800 in penalties for failing to implement a heat management plan after a new day laborer died of heat related illness.
Read full details from OSHA here.