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The Burrows Paper Corporation faces $136,500 in OSHA fines

October 30, 2009
LITTLE FALLS, NY — The Burrows Paper Corporation faces $136,500 in fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and multiple citations following a worker''s injury earlier this year, according to the Observer-Dispatch.
According to the story, an unnamed worker required surgery on his arm following an April 28 incident where the worker was partially pulled underneath the roller of a paper machine during cleaning.
Some of the 33 citations against Burrows Paper Corporation include: Unguarded machinery; fall hazards; a locked exit; and improper storage of compressed gas cylinders, the story stated.
Burrows Paper Corporation has until November 18 to meet with OSHA or contest the findings; it is possible some of the citations and fines could be reduced, the story noted.
Burrows Paper Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Lengvarsky said: "We have completed over 200 projects to improve safety at our facilities. Some of the items have already been addressed. Burrows Paper cares for the safety of our employees. Safety improvements have been in our crosshairs for a while, across the organization."
Burrows Paper Corporation, which owns eight facilities across the United States, was cited twice after the last inspection of its Little Falls location in 2007 for electrical wiring and an issue with the elevator, resulting in a $1000 fine, the story added.
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