Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc. has been cited with 16 health and safety violations, carrying penalties of $235,800, after a March follow-up inspection at its Bedford Park, Ill., manufacturing facility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company with two willful safety violations for failing to provide welding screens for workers exposed to welding arcs and for violations of the respiratory protection program. Four repeat violations involve failing to provide hazard communication training, ensure equipment is properly grounded, conduct daily and shift inspections of powered industrial vehicles, and document monthly crane and hook inspections. The same violations were cited in April 2012 at the Bedford Heights facility.
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