OSHA has reached a $600,000 settlement with adhesives manufacturer Bostik, Inc. The agency had levied the workplace safety citations arising out of a March 2011 explosion at the Bostik plant located north of Boston. Four workers had nonlife-threatening injuries. According to OSHA investigators, a valve had accidentally been left open, causing acetone vapors to fill the building and ignite. The explosion rattled a surrounding neighborhood, and damaged two buildings at the plant complex. In announcing the settlement, OSHA said Bostik has taken corrective measures and will continue to do so. OSHA had proposed fines of $917,000 last fall. Bostik said then it had upgraded the plant since the incident.
Source: Claims Journal
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