Ohio Ready Mix Plant Cited for Safety Violations

December 18, 2015

Quality Ready Mix, St. Mary's, Ohio, was cited for six safety violations by OSHA on Dec. 7, carrying a proposed penalty of $51,920 in fines.

OSHA listed one willful, three repeat, and two serious safety violations at the company's Van Buren cement silo hopper.

According to OSHA, the company did not comply with new confined spaces regulations, including setting confined space procedures and the training of employees on such procedures.

In addition, the company failed to protect workers from operating parts of machinery by using locking and blocking devices, provide fall protection for employees working from heights, and protect workers from electrical hazards.

Source: OSHA