(KCEN) -- Belton-based Carmen Creative Cabinets LLC is being cited with 32 serious safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The company has been cited for exposing workers to hazards like combustible dust and amputations from unguarded saws.
Carmen Creative Cabinets was inspected by OSHA's Austin area office after there was a complaint alleging hazards.
Other safety violations include failure to provide proper conduit for compressed air, train and certify forklift operators, install improved electrical equipment and several other offenses. Some health violations include failing to provide adequate housekeeping and exhaust systems for combustible dust accumulations, failure to provide personal protective equipment and failure to provide first aid supplies.
The proposed penalties are $64,800.
OSHA's Austin Area Director, Casey Perkins, said, "By failing to find and fix workplace hazards, this employer is exposing workers to possible injuries or much worse. The lack of machine guarding and the accumulation of combustible dust are obvious hazards that Carmen Creative Cabinets should have addressed."
Carmen Creative Cabinets employs about 30 people. The company has 15 business days from the receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference or contest the findings.
For more information about combustible dust, go to: http://www.osha.gov/dsg/combustibledust/index.html.
For more information about machine guarding and amputation hazards, go to: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/machineguarding/index.html
For more general information, go to: http://www.osha.gov.