Thursday, May 05, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 3/28/2013

Sandusky plant fined for safety violations


SANDUSKY — An automotive parts supplier that makes hub bearings, transmission parts, and other products has been fined $65,000 by federal safety inspectors for failing to comply with asbestos safety regulations while removing boiler components from its Sandusky plant.

Kyklos Bearing International was cited for 13 serious violations after complaints in October resulted in an inspection by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The violations included a failure to establish a regulated area; provide initial exposure assessment and air monitoring; provide supervision by a competent person; use approved methods for removal and handling of asbestos-containing material, and require workers to wear personal protective equipment, such as protective clothing and respirators. No injuries resulted, OSHA officials said.

Kyklos Bearings employs about 850 at its Sandusky plant. It has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to pay the fine, contest the findings, or request a conference with OSHA.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories