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Ill. Steel Company Fined For Dangerous Conditions

Tue, 10/06/2009 - 4:50am

CHICAGO (AP) -- A suburban Chicago steel company has been fined more than $111,000 for alleged violations of federal worker safety law.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Quinco Steel Inc. of Chicago Heights with the proposed penalties.

The citations follow an inspection of a bridge construction site in Chicago where the company was providing steel erection work.

The company was cited for failure to use proper fall protection for workers. Other violations involved failing to ensure workers were wearing personal floatation devices while working over water and improper storage of compressed gas cylinders.

The company has 15 business days to respond. A woman answering the phone at Quinco said company officials aren't commenting on the citations.

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