Federal workplace-safety officials have levied a $231,000 fine against a company that operates a southern Illinois pasta plant for violations linked to an explosion that injured two workers last October. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the penalties, saying that the fine stems from six safety violations at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.’s plant in Steeleville. Two workers at the plant were doing equipment maintenance last October when a welding spark caused an operational dust collector to explode, severely burning the workers. Steeleville is located about 65 miles southeast of St. Louis.
Source: Claims Journal
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