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Ohio manufacturer cited after worker fatally burned

Ohio manufacturer cited after worker fatally burned

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has charged an Ohio manufacturer in the death of a worker who was fatally burned by molten metal.

OSHA cited Hubbard-based Ellwood Engineered Castings Co. for 11 “serious” violations and proposed a $145,184 fine, the agency said Thursday.

According to OSHA, the worker was burned by the 2,000-degree molten metal while working at the bottom of a pit beneath the foundry.

OSHA said Ellwood did not have an effective process for containing and managing molten metal leaks. The company also failed to develop and implement a permit-required confined space program and failed to properly train workers on the hazards of working in the pit, the agency said.

The company has 15 business days to contest the charges and proposed sanctions.