Seafood Processor Hit with Over $90K in OSHA Fines

The company had faced similar fines in 2015.

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Dutch Harbor, Alaska-based Westward Seafoods, Inc. was recently fined $91,852 for five serious violations to OSHA safety codes. The company had faced similar fines in 2015. The citations covered:

  • Exposing employees to electrocution hazards as a result of the employer's failure to maintain proper working space in front of electrical panels.
  • Employees were exposed to fall hazards as a result of the employers failure to ensure all defective ladders were removed from service.
  • Employees were exposed to entrapment hazards as a result of the employer's failure to ensure that materials were not placed within a marked exit route.   
  • Employees were exposed to caught-under or struck-by hazards as a result of the employers failure to ensure that each day before being used, the sling and all fastenings and attachments were inspected for damage or defects.
  • Employees were exposed to caught-under, caught-in or caught-between hazards as a result of the employers failure to ensure the rated load was legibly and permanently marked in a prominent location on all of the jacks by casting, stamping or other suitable means.
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