Report: OSHA slaps Secaucus glass company with $45k in fines

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A local division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has slapped Secaucus’ General Glass International, a glass manufacturing company, with $45,540 in fines, according to a report. 

A screencap from General Glass International's Facebook page.
A screencap from General Glass International’s Facebook page.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

GCI, located at 101 Venture Way, was cited for 10 separate safety violations, including electrical and machine hazards, as The Record reported.

“Unguarded machinery and electrical hazards are among the leading causes of worker injury and death,” said Kris Hoffman, director of OSHA’s Parsippany Area Office, in a prepared statement to The Record.

OSHA reportedly conducted an inspection at the facility back in March after receiving a complaint about the working conditions of the company.

The five less serious violations included improperly marked exits, improperly maintained equipment and  unsafe guarding of machines, the report says.

As is standard procedure in an OSHA matter, GCI has 15 business days to meet with an OSHA area director, pay the fines or contest the citations issued.