OSHA Cites Airplane Engine Parts Manufacturer

Proposed fines total $83,400.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Volvo Aero Connecticut for 17 alleged serious violations at its Newington, Conn., manufacturing plant.

The manufacturer, which produces airplane engine parts, faces proposed fines of $83,400. The alleged hazards were identified during a comprehensive OSHA inspection.

Specific violations cited by OSHA include hoisting workers on the load hook of an overhead crane; an improperly designed combustible dust collection system; a lack of personal protective equipment; uncovered containers of flammable liquids; improper disposal of combustible rags; failure to conduct air monitoring to determine employees' exposure to hexavalent chromium; unguarded milling machines, belts, pulleys and grinders; and failure to reevaluate workers' ability to safely operate fork trucks and provide operators with refresher training.

The company also was cited for alleged electrical safety violations.

Volvo Aero Connecticut has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, meet with OSHA's area director or contest the findings.

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