Georgia-Pacific fined $22,000 by OSHA
January 9, 2009
RINCON, GA — JanSan paper manufacturer Georgia-Pacific received a $22,000 fine from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to WSAV-TV and the Savannah Morning News.
The fine is for an August 15th incident at Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River mill where a worker was fatally injured, the story stated.
Ramon Cuya was killed after falling from a catwalk in the area the machine operated in, the second fatal injury at the plant in less than a year, the story noted.
Mike Wald, spokesman for the OSHA office in Atlanta, said: "A serious citation is issued when death or serious physical harm is likely to result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known."
Georgia-Pacific has 15 days to appeal the alleged violation for failure to have proper safeguards on floor and wall openings and holes, the story added.
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