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Ohio plastic company hit with $86,000 in fines

Recently, an Ohio plastic company was the subject of an investigation by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration. The company, Berry Plastics Corp, located in Monroeville, was investigated to determine whether there was adequate safety present in the plant so as to avoid workplace accidents from arising in the future.

According to the OSHA report, the company, which produces plastic food containers, had been cited in February of 2012 for a violation involving the failure to implement hazardous energy control procedures in the plant. Since the company failed to correct the practice after the first visit, they were most recently charged with repeat violations of these protocols and placed in the severe violator enforcement program so they can be more closely monitored for compliance.

Additionally, they were cited with four other serious safety violations. Although the report indicates that there is cause for concern for workplace safety in this environment, there was no mention of any workplace injuries arising from the lack of safety procedures. OSHA has proposed to levy a fine against the plastic manufacturer in the amount of $86,000 for these alleged violations. Maybe this company will think twice about placing profits over the safety of its workers in the future.

If someone is injured while working - whether the result of an injury caused by a safety violation or simply during the normal course of business - they have the right to seek compensation for their injuries through the Ohio workers compensation system. These benefits are available to the injured worker regardless of whether the employer was negligent. By filing a claim for worker's compensation benefits, an injured worker may be entitled to receive lost wages due to the missed work as a result of the injury, reimbursement of medical expenses and ongoing medical treatment and compensation for any permanent impairment or disability caused by the accident.

Source: OSHA.gov, "US Labor Department's OSHA cites Berry Plastics Corp. with
6 violations at Monroeville, Ohio, plastics plant; proposes $86,000 in fines
," March 12, 2013

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