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MPV Morganton Pressure Vessels North Carolina LLC, is facing $101,800 in fines for exposing employees to fire, explosion, laceration, and struck-by hazards at its Bay Minette, AL, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

MPV Morganton Pressure Vessels North Carolina is a metal tank manufacturer at its Bay Minette facility.

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An inspection of the company’s facility found 10 serious, and three other-than-serious violations, including exposure to fire and explosion hazards from an accumulation of combustible dust; laceration hazards from unguarded grinders, and struck-by hazards from unsecured propane tanks.

The inspection was part of the Agency’s National Emphasis Program for Combustible Dust and the Regional Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Trucks.

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“Employers must assess potential hazards, and make necessary corrections to ensure a safe workplace,” said OSHA Mobile Area Office Director Joseph Roesler. “Our inspection identified several workplace deficiencies that put workers at serious risk of injury or death.”

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