MILWAUKEE - Federal safety officials have fined a Michigan-based metal-making company almost $275,000 for alleged safety violations in Wisconsin.
Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC is accused of exposing workers to hazardous dust at its iron foundry in Browntown, a village in southern Wisconsin. The proposed fines were announced Tuesday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA said it proposed fines in part because the company was a repeat violator. Grede was cited for similar violations in 2009 and 2010.
OSHA spokeswoman Kim Stille said Grede is endangering its workers by allowing deficiencies to persist.
OSHA said the company has about 200 workers at its Browntown location. The facility makes metal castings.
Grede Holdings LLC is headquartered in Southfield, Mich. A telephone message left for Grede was not immediately returned.
- Today is tax day. Here's what you need to know
- Consumer Reports: Samsung Galaxy S8 first look
- Trump likely to propose 15% tax rate for all businesses, not just corporations
- Lettuce, other produce prices double due to wet California winter, experts say
- New home buyers will pay for that new Canadian lumber tariff
- Breitbart denied congressional press passes