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OSHA fines Lawrenceville distribution center

Woodgrain Distribution Inc. was fined more than $125,000 for various health and safety violations.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A Lawrenceville company is facing more than $125,000 in penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Woodgrain Millwork Co., operating as Woodgrain Distribution Inc., is being fined $125,466 for exposing employees to chemical and “struck-by hazards” at the company’s distribution facility in Lawrenceville, according to an OSHA press release.

“An employer’s obligation to provide a safe workplace includes supplying workers with personal protective equipment to protect them from identified hazards,” OSHA Atlanta-East Area Director William Fulcher said.

OSHA cited the wood molding, window and door distributor for failing to provide employees with eye, face, and hand protection to prevent exposure to chemical injuries, and provide a functioning eyewash station for employees handling corrosive chemicals.

“Employers are required to correct hazards before they cause injury or illness,” Fulcher said.

The company was also cited for exposing employees to struck-by hazards from powered industrial trucks, and not removing powered industrial trucks in need of repair from service.

Woodgrain Distribution Inc has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Woodgrain has not yet responded to 11Alive's request for comment on the fines.

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