New Albany, MS-based Custom Nonwoven Inc. is facing $220,544 in fines for willfully exposing its workers to multiple hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Custom Nonwoven Is a subsidiary of Korea Synthetic Fiber.

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OSHA inspectors issued citations Oct. 25 after it found the company exposed workers to unguarded machines; electrocution and burns from exposed electrical wires and control cabinets; and falls from walkways that were not equipped with guardrails.

In addition, the company received citations for two willful, seven serious and five other-than-serious violations.

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“The hazards this company was cited for are preventable,” said OSHA Acting Area Director Courtney Bohannon, in Jackson. “Following basic safety requirements can be the difference between workers returning home safely or suffering a severe injury or worse.”

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