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FULTON, Miss. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Graham Lumber Co. for 15 safety and health violations following the March death of a worker who was electrocuted.

OSHA says the worker was killed at the company's Fulton sawmill while troubleshooting a malfunctioning starter inside a motor power control center.

OSHA has proposed penalties of $41,310. The company has 15 days to appeal.

The agency said Tuesday that two serious safety violations related to the fatality include failing to train employees on work safety practices and allowing unqualified employees to work on energized equipment.

Graham Lumber is a subsidiary of Waynesboro, Va.-based American Hardwood Industries, which operates two other sawmills in Linden and Selmer, Tenn. The company mills hardwood lumber primarily for the flooring industry.

 

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