Company Receives Almost $50,000 Fine


Ervaz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo has been cited on multiple violations, leading to a proposed fine of $49,900.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company after a safety inspection. The violations committed are as followed:

•One repeat violation of exposing employees to amputation hazards from rotating machine parts. The company was last cited for this violation in 2009.

•Serious violations were received for failing to properly implement a lockout/tagout program for energy sources, providing adequate guarding of belts and pulleys, providing proper storage of flammable material and protecting workers from exposure to electrical hazards.

•Two other-than-serious violations were received for failing to maintain fire extinguishers and for failing to maintain material safety data sheets.

The company has 15 business days to pay the fine, request an informal conference with the OSHA’s area director or to contest the citations.

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