A complaint of unsafe working conditions led OSHA inspectors to discover nearly two dozen safety and health violations at a well-known Oklahoma truck bed fabricator. OSHA’s investigation at BigTex Trailer Manufacturing Inc., which does business as CM Truck Beds, found 20 serious violations, one willful and three repeated violations – prompting the agency to propose $535,411 in fines. Inspectors issued citations for a willful violation after inspectors found that workers operated hydraulic press brakes without machine guards in place. In addition, they identified 20 serious violations that included failing to safely cover floor holes and ensure exits are accessible and labeled properly, and failure to properly store compressed gas tanks and label chemicals.
Further details from OSHA here.