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OSHA Fines Lynnway Auto Auction for Safety Violations

OSHA Fines Lynnway Auto Auction for Safety Violations Featured

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Lynnway Auto Auction Inc. for electrical, struck-by, and other hazards at its auto auction facility in Billerica, Mass.
On May 3, OSHA inspected the facility after five people were struck by a sport utility vehicle and died as a result of their injuries. The agency issued 16 citations to the company for motor vehicle hazards, blocked exit routes, violations of the hazard communication standard, and recordkeeping deficiencies.
Lynnway faces proposed penalties totaling $267,081.
OSHA also conducted a joint employer inspection, and determined that temporary workers from TrueBlue Inc. – doing business as PeopleReady – were also exposed to struck-by hazards. The agency cited the Dover, N.H., staffing firm for one serious violation for a struck-by hazard, and proposed a penalty totaling $12,675.

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