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OSHA issues new citations to painting company

A subcontractor for PennDOT is in hot water after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently proposed new fines against the entity. The company works for the state Department of Transportation, performing bridge maintenance in the form of painting. Panthera Painting Inc. is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Citations are often issued to companies that leave their workers exposed to heightened risks of workplace injury.

Two years ago, the company was cited by OSHA for allegedly exposing its workers to high levels of lead. Other reasons for citation were supposedly present, as well. Those citations resulted in a recommendation of $130,000 in fines, issued during March 2011. A spokesperson noted that OSHA agreed to a settlement with the company, allowing it to pay about half of the suggested fines. The company has yet to fulfill its payments with these prior citations.

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