Indiana shipyard faces $119,700 in OSHA penalties

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 — Corn Island Shipyard Inc., Grandview, IN, faces proposed penalties of $119,700 after a March 2015 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection.

The inspection was a follow-up to a Inspectors from OSHA found workers exposed to hazards similar to those that led to citations following a September 2013 inspection.

As a result of this latest inspection, the shipyard has been cited for five repeated, 14 serious and three other-than-serious safety and health violations.

The hazards included a lack of machine safety procedures, missing railings on platforms and surfaces, and use of damaged powered industrial vehicles.

"Workers' safety matters. By continuing to operate unsafe equipment Corn Island Shipyard is demonstrating to their employees that their safety is not a priority and that is simply unacceptable," said Vanessa Martin, OSHA's area director in Indianapolis. "This company needs to make immediate improvements to its safety procedures for equipment, elevated platforms, fall protection and other hazards to ensure workers are protected on the job."

You can read the citations HERE and HERE

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