OSHA Fines Wis. Wood Products Company $184K

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 --- 4:21p.m.

POUND, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products for 16 alleged health and safety violations.

The agency is proposing penalties totaling more than $184,000.

OSHA conducted a follow-up inspection at the company's Pound facility in April. Many of the citations are for exposing workers to amputation hazards.

The plant makes parts used for wood pallets and containers. OSHA cited Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products for 18 violations after a January 2011 inspection and placed the company in the agency's Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

The company contested those citations, but they became final orders in March 2012.

Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products has 15 business days to contest the latest citations. The phone at the company's Pound facility rang unanswered Wednesday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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