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MNOSHA Monitoring Situation at McNeilus, Has Issued 17 Citations at Site Since 2008

January 11, 2017 03:44 PM

(ABC 6 News) - MNOSHA says it's monitoring the situation at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing in Dodge Center after an explosion Wednesday morning.

MNOSHA spokesperson James Honerman provided ABC 6 News with a statement saying, "Minnesota OSHA is monitoring the situation at McNeilus and is reviewing details of the incident. 

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MN OSHA investigates to determine the cause of such accidents, whether existing OSHA standards were violated and whether the promulgation of additional standards is necessary to help avoid a recurrence of similar accidents."

Honerman also provided ABC 6 News with background information on prior investigations stating, "MNOSHA Compliance gives priority to an inspection if more than three employees have been hospitalized following a workplace incident.

Since 2008, MNOSHA has paid a visit to the McNeilus site for 5 investigations to their Dodge Center site.  Two of those times were a joint inspection with a health investigator. One time was to check on a repeat issue.

The most recent inspection was March 2016, with another investigating agency. The result was 5 serious citations.

OSHA also investigated McNeilus on Sept. 11, 2015, and the result was one serious citation.

In total, McNeilus has been issued 16 'serious' citations, 1 'non-serious' citation since 2008 at their Dodge Center location."


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