Tuesday, 15 August 2023 09:51

OSHA Finds Company at Fault for Foundry Explosion Featured

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I. Schumann & Co. has been found at fault for last February’s Oakwood Village foundry explosion that left one man dead and 13 other workers injured. 

As News 5 reports, that was the determination made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following their investigation. OSHA says the company failed to protect their workers from the hazards of steam explosions. 

Howie Eberts, the Area Director at OSHA’s Cleveland Office says that, “what happened was a massive amount of water got into the furnace, and then it somehow got under mixed in with molten metal trap and created a massive explosion.” Eberts added that “this terrible tragedy could have been avoided if the employer followed well-known machine safety standards that are meant to prevent this type of explosion."

OSHA has cited the company for 6 serious violations and proposed a fine of $62,500 dollars. The company now has 15 days to respond to the citation.

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