A Miami-area manufacturer faces penalties of more than $166,270 for safety violations federal inspectors found while investigating a workplace incident that mutilated a new employee’s hand. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Southern Fiber Inc. “knew the dangers that workers faced, yet it made no attempt to correct identified safety hazards.” Because of the company’s neglect, OSHA said, “a 30-year-old employee, who had been on the job for three days, suffered a horrific and preventable injury.” Southern Fiber manufactures and distributes polyester products, including bedspreads, mattresses, and outdoor patio furniture. It has facilities in Miami Gardens, ... Read More
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