Cleveland Business Faces Nearly $100K in Safety Fines

Posted on: 4:14 pm, January 7, 2013, by , updated on: 04:36pm, January 7, 2013

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Granite & Marble may face a $98,000 fine for allegedly exposing workers to safety and health hazards.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the business for 21 violations. The violations include three willful health violations for failing to maintain a hearing conservation program and other hazards following a complaint in August. The company is also under scrutiny for failing to train workers to ensure equipment is safe to use.

Another 15 serious violations include not providing protective equipment or maintaining clear exit routes, guarding pulleys and saws properly and not having a hazard communication program, among others.

Cleveland Granite & Marble also faces several, lesser violations.

Since 1996, OSHA has inspected the company seven times. Cleveland Granite & Marble has 15 days after being notified of the potential fine to respond to the violations.