Ice Industries cited by OSHA for safety violations
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 25,2011
GRENADA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Grenada Stamping and Assembly Inc., doing business as Ice Industries Grenada, for 26 safety violations carrying proposed fines of $113,400.
In April, OSHA officials opened an inspection at the facility under the agency’s national emphasis program on amputations after learning of a work-related amputation.
Twenty-four serious violations involve failing to properly install guards on machinery to prevent workers from becoming injured by the equipment, as well as electrical hazards, defective slings in use, a defective powered industrial truck that had not been removed from operations, fall hazards and improperly installed exit doors lacking signage.
Two other than serious violations with no monetary penalties involve failing to securely anchor a grinding machine and failing to conduct frequent inspections of overhead cranes.
Ice Industries Grenada, formerly known as Grenada Stamping and Assembly, is a division of Ice Industries. The Grenada plant stamps, forms and assembles heavy metal parts for a variety of industries. The citations can be viewed at www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/Grenada_Stamping_315303248_10_21_2011.pdf.
The company has up to 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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