Eau Claire company could get $787K in OSHA fines

2010-12-14T16:30:00Z Eau Claire company could get $787K in OSHA finesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 14, 2010 4:30 pm  • 

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an Eau Claire waste management processor is a severe violator of workplace safety rules.

OSHA has issued 14 willful and one serious citation to WRR Environmental Services Co., with proposed fines of $787,000 for failing to fully implement a safety management program.

Two tanks exploded June 29, but no injuries were reported.

In five inspections since 1991, the company has admitted to 30 serious and four other safety violations. In 2007, a fire and explosion destroyed most of the facility.

The agency is investigating WRR as a severe violator that has committed willful, repeat or failure-to-abate violations.

The company has 15 days to comply, respond or contest the citations. A message left for company president, Jim Hager, wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

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