The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has handed out violations to a New Haven manufacturer after a fire in August caused four workers to be taken to the hospital.
Uretek Archer LLC, which manufactures urethane coating and laminate fabric, was citied the company and penalized it $74,000.
The citations come after an inspection by OSHA's Bridgeport office, which flammable solvent that was being used to clean machines started the fire. The violation cost the company about $14,000.
Also OSHA found the other following violations:
"Uretek Archer must ensure that fire alarm systems are operable, machines are properly grounded and protective equipment is available to all employees, among a host of other potentially lifesaving fire precautions," said Robert Kowalski, OSHA's area director in Bridgeport, in a statement Tuesday.
According to OSHA, Uretek Archer LLC was citied for similar violations in 2008. Since the manufacturer is a repeat offender, it must pay $60,000.
Uretek Archer LLC has 15 days to pay its current fines.
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