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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:11 AM

Fostoria vinyl tile maker fined over $500,000 for safety violations

FOSTORIA — A South Korean vinyl tile maker that operates a plant in Fostoria has been fined more than half a million dollars for machine-safety violations found by federal inspectors during two visits to the company’s plant last summer.

Nox Corp., which set up local manufacturing operations in a former auto-parts plant in 2015, was cited for five “Willful” category violations, two “Serious” category violations, and fined $514,236 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Nox was fined $488,886 for the Willful violations found during inspections in July and August at the Fostoria plant. Another $25,350 in fines were for Serious violations uncovered by inspections in June and July. Both penalties were issued Dec. 21.

OSHA went to Fostoria after two workers were injured in June. One had surgery after his hand was crushed in a tile machine. Less than two weeks later, a worker suffered two partially-amputated fingers while working on a recycled-material system.

Read more: http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2018/01/10/Fostoria-vinyl-tile-maker-fined-over-500-000-for-safety-violations.html

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