Manufactured Housing Maker Hit with 40 Safety and Health Violations

Sept. 14, 2010
OSHA proposes $60,000 in penalties for Mississippis Lexington Homes.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Lexington Homes Inc. for 40 safety and health violations, penalties for which total $60,076.

OSHA says it cited the Lexington, Miss., maker of manufactured housing following an April health inspection it opened under its National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping and expanded upon observing numerous alleged safety violations.

Lexington Homes received 37 citations for alleged serious violations and three for other-than-serious violations. The serious violations include failing to install guardrails along open platforms; failing to conduct periodic inspections of crane, crane hook and hoist chains; permitting oxygen and fuel gas cylinders to be stored together; failing to establish an effective hearing program; failing to implement a written hazard communication program to address labeling and hazard training; and electrical deficiencies.

Lexington Homes has 15 days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHAs area director or contest the findings.

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