Home » NEWS » Manufacturing » OSHA proposes $78,800 in fines against Tallahatchie sawmill

OSHA proposes $78,800 in fines against Tallahatchie sawmill

CHARLESTON — €” A Charleston sawmill faces up to $78,800 in fines after a safety inspection found the company wasn’t using safety devices to protect employees.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Tallahatchie Lumber and Mat Co. for 27 safety-rule violations, including one that was classified as willful.

OSHA says sawmill workers were not locking down machines before performing maintenance, meaning they could restart and harm a worker. In its March inspection, OSHA also found that numerous machinery parts did not have protective guards or railings aimed at preventing injuries, and that the company didn’t have well-developed safety procedures.

OSHA spokesman Mike D’Aquino says the company has requested a conference with OSHA. Fines are often reduced in such conferences.

Records show no previous violations for Tallahatchie Lumber and Mat.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply