MFG chemicals fined $77,000 safety violations

MFG chemicals fined $77,000 for safety violations

10:39 AM, 28th November 2012
MFG chemicals fined $77,000 for safety violations

DALTON, US: The US Department of Labour cited chemical manufacturing company, MFG Chemical Inc in northwest Georgia for 20 safety violations, and proposes the company pay a $77,000 fine. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that MFG exposed workers to fire and explosion hazards, among other safety infractions. Federal officials inspected the facility in Dalton after an explosion in May.

Authorities said an overheated reactor blew a hole through the roof, the plant and released a water treatment chemical into the air. Forty employees were hospitalized with skin irritation and respiratory problems. MFG Chemical has 15 business days to comply with Department of Labour regulations or contest the findings.

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