OSHA hits N.J. yard with fines

DuBell Lumber Company faces more than $106K in penalties.

BY HBSDealer Staff

DuBell Lumber Company in Medford, N.J. faces as much as $106,432 in proposed penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The safety organization said it has cited DuBell for exposing employees to combustible dust and other hazards.

OSHA inspectors responded to a complaint of workplace safety and health hazards, and determined that DuBell Lumber failed to properly control combustible dust resulting from wood processing; train employees on how to control the release of hazardous energy; and use lockout/tagout procedures, and machine guards to protect employees from amputations.

DuBell has 15 business days from receipt of the Sept. 27 citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, OSHA said.

Based in Medford, DuBell operates 7 locations in the Garden State.


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