Local companies cited for safety violations, fined $44,000

By John Bush - [email protected]

LIMA — A pair of businesses that operate in Allen County have been fined $44,675 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple safety violations.

Buckeye Diamond Logistics, of 3180 Fort Shawnee Industrial Drive in Lima, was cited for two “serious” violations and one “other than serious” offense. The violations stemmed from what OSHA described as a lack of lockout/tagout procedures for pallet-sorting machinery. OSHA stated employees were exposed to injury due to this violation.

The company, which supplies pallets, crates and protective packing, was initially fined $28,642 for these violations. That number was reduced to $17,785, and the case is considered closed. Company representatives did not immediately return phone calls Thursday.

Ohio and Indiana Roofing, of 1429 Cranberry Road in St. Henry, was fined $26,890 for one “serious” violation and a “repeat” offense. The violations occurred at the roofing company’s Delphos site, located at 249 N. Main St.

The violations stemmed from a system of safety lifelines that were not set up or used correctly. OSHA stated this exposed workers to falling hazards. Company representatives refused to comment Thursday, and the case is still pending.

Both companies have the right to contest these violations and fines.


By John Bush

[email protected]

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

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