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Aug. 21, 2023, 8:03 PM

Texas Wire Drawing Company Faces OSHA Fines After Fatal Fall

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WMC San Antonio has been issued $299,339 in proposed penalties and citations alleging two willful violations after a worker died in a fall, the Labor Department said Monday.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the company allegedly allowed employees to ride atop an unsecured, site-made forklift attachment to move wire mesh bundles at the plant. The worker had been transporting bundles to flat-bed trailers when the attachment slid off the forks, which caused them to fall, according to OSHA.

OSHA said the citations alleged the company didn’t provide fall protection for employees working at heights up to 13 ...

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