Barboursville,WV (AP) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has cited Sulzer Metco for 23 violations discovered while investigating a fatal accident at the Swiss coatings company's Barboursville operation.
Osha's Charleston office director Jeff Funke said Thursday that Sulzer must act immediately to avoid another fatality.
Fifty-six-year-old worker Dwight Morrison died Feb. 25 after he was pulled into a metal lathe that OSHA says didn't have a proper guard.
OSHA also found violations including blocked or locked exit routes and inadequate fire equipment.
The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $56,250.
Sulzer spokesman Freidrich Herold says Morrison's death was tragic, but had nothing to do with the violations.
Herold says most of them have been corrected.
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