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Grede faces $275K in OSHA fines
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A Grede Browntown employee takes the slag off of melted iron before pouring into a row of molds. OSHA announced Tuesday it has cited Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC for 28 health violations. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
BROWNTOWN - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday it has cited Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC for 28 - including three repeat - health violations, by exposing workers to crystalline silica dust and other hazards at the Browntown iron foundry following an August 2012 inspection. Proposed penalties total $274,500. OSHA has also placed Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which focuses on employers that endanger workers by committing willful, repeat or failure-to-abate violations.