DALLAS, TX – A local steel fabricator continues to put its workers in harm’s way, despite its awareness of hazards at its Farmers Branch facility, and a recent federal inspection that found more than a dozen safety violations.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors cited Steel Fabrication Services Inc. for two willful, six repeated and six serious violations in a follow-up inspection. They found the company continued to expose workers to unguarded machinery, improperly stored oxygen cylinders and other safety and health hazards. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $188,760.
Begun in January, the inspection was a follow-up visit for citations issued in February 2014. At that time, OSHA identified five serious violations involving the lack of protective guards for dangerous machines, unsafe storage of compressed gas cylinders and electrical hazards. Steel Fabrication did not respond to the citations and failed to provide OSHA with documentation that the problems had been addressed, as required by law.
Based in the Dallas Metroplex, Steel Fabrication manufactures fabricated parts, weldments and finished products in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other materials.