The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has

cited Aluminum Shapes, LLC for forty four safety and health violations, comprised of one

willful, three repeat, thirty five serious, and five other than serious violations. They come in

response to inspections of a facility in Delair, NJ in April of 2015. This inspection was initiated

in response to a notification that an employee suffered a broken leg in March of 2015 while

operating a crane. The injury led to the hospitalization of the employee and the employer failed

to report the incident to OSHA within the required 24 hours. The citations are for electrical

equipment with damaged parts, damaged control boxes for cranes, improper machine guarding,

unguarded floor openings, and inadequate confined space training. These violations carry

proposed penalties of $119,900.

“The number of safety violations found at Aluminum Shapes’ plant is completely unacceptable.

This employer blatantly ignored known safety requirements, causing a preventable worker

injury,” said Robert Kulick, OSHA’s regional administrator in New York. “This company is now

paying a hefty price for its negligence. The hazards identified in the investigation should be

immediately addressed to prevent future incidents and ensure worker safety.”

If you have any questions about this case or any questions about how to ensure you have

adequate policies in place to ensure all workplace illnesses and injuries are properly reported to

OSHA within the time required, please contact us. If you have anything to add about this

inspection or the subsequent citations, please leave a comment,