Dealership Pays for Fatal Fire

By Staff Writer August 08, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Carl Cannon Inc., an automobile dealership, have reached a settlement agreement to resolve citations and penalties issued after five employees were injured, three fatally, in a fire at the company’s Jasper, Ala., facility.


The company will pay $114,074 in penalties.


OSHA’s investigation determined that the fire occurred as employees used a flammable brake wash to scrub the service pit floor. OSHA cited the company for failing to implement all elements of a chemical hazard communication program, improperly storing flammable liquids, and allowing the use of unapproved electrical receptacles and equipment in a hazardous area.


As part of the settlement, the company agreed to correct the hazards, provide the required abatement documentation, and comply with safety and health standards.

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