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Pittsburgh Candy Manufacturer Cited for Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Tsudis Chocolate Co. for two repeat and 14 serious safety violations at its Pittsburgh candy manufacturing facility.
According to a news release, OSHA opened an inspection after a worker sustained head injuries while setting up operations on a machine that started up inadvertently.
The news release stated the injury was caused when a machine was not locked to prevent accidental start up.
Tsudis employs approximately 135 workers at the Pittsburgh facility.
The repeat violations involve failing to provide workers with adequate training in safe energy control and electrical work practices. Similar violations were cited in October 2010.
The serious violations involve deficient energy control procedures, improper storage of materials, inadequate machine guarding, electrical hazards and failing to provide proper exits/means of egress.
Proposed penalties total $84,150 and the company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.