OSHA cites Shippensburg foundry for alleged violations

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Domestic Casting Inc. Full Story
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HEV

Shippensburg, PA

#1 May 25, 2011
Who is/are the employers?
Ship Resident

Greencastle, PA

#2 May 25, 2011
I am an Employee and I agree AND disagree with OSHA. It is tough for an owner of a foundry to run a business in the USA anymore !!! We do our best to make sure we are all safe but rules are rules and what can you do ??? Been there 16 yrs. and am proud to say EVERYTHING we make is made in the U.S.A.!!! It is HARD work and no one wants to get hurt on the job but we do what we can......( Just sayin....)
hunter

Newville, PA

#3 May 25, 2011
Shut'er down than until the issues are fixed. The LCB shuts down a club for illegal gambling.. Maybe if the employees were illegals it would be overlooked. No one has to work in unsafe conditions. Safety is always number one.
Meet The New Boss

Carlisle, PA

#4 May 25, 2011
Same old, same old.
Repeat multiple violations, no less.

American industry endangering its lower-paid workers to make more of the almight buck.

Domestic Casting should be ASHAMED.
nothing new

Greencastle, PA

#5 May 25, 2011
It's cheaper for companies to pay fines, than to make the necessary corrections.The mining industry is a prime example of this.Safety in the work place is going back to the stoneage.Corporate greed runs the show.O.S.H.A. IS A JOKE.
Steve

Greencastle, PA

#6 May 25, 2011
Meet The New Boss wrote:
Same old, same old.
Repeat multiple violations, no less.
American industry endangering its lower-paid workers to make more of the almight buck.
Domestic Casting should be ASHAMED.
Same old owner of the unfinished buildings downtown.
Dave

Newburg, PA

#7 May 25, 2011
nothing new wrote:
It's cheaper for companies to pay fines, than to make the necessary corrections.The mining industry is a prime example of this.Safety in the work place is going back to the stoneage.Corporate greed runs the show.O.S.H.A. IS A JOKE.
OSHA fines are up 4 fold in the last 2 years. Just to cite a "serious violation" if you open the door on electrical panel to reset a breaker and forget to close it,$7000 fine, first offense. Now who forgot to close the door, the owner of the company, or the worker. I'm not suggesting that these things are not important, but there should be some common sense used. Companies that allow serious conditions to go unresolved should be fined, but OSHA should be helping industry get to a safer point, not run them out of business.
Todd

Carlisle, PA

#8 May 25, 2011
Come on if this continues there will be another company in China! Send OSHA to China and I will assure you they will not find any fault here in the USA anymore. We are over protected!
two sides

Gallitzin, PA

#12 May 26, 2011
Always two sides to every story! Disgruntled employees and employers who do not always require the necessary safety standards. No winners but OSHA getting lots of cash!!!!

Since: Dec 09

Chambersburg, PA

#14 May 26, 2011
Union shops are safer shops.
not so

Hanover, PA

#15 May 26, 2011
soclibfiscon wrote:
Union shops are safer shops.
lolololol Bull pucky.
Concerned

Chambersburg, PA

#16 May 26, 2011
If OSHA conducts an audit of your workplace (even if it is an office building or your home) they will find at least a few "serious" violations. Serious is actually the lowest form of violation for which you can be fined. Before we condemn the factory lets find out what the violations were for. And I have worked in union shops that received just as many serious violations as non-union shops. Finally, most of the OSHA inspections are random and they will find something.
Good

Mercersburg, PA

#17 May 26, 2011
soclibfiscon wrote:
Union shops are safer shops.
Of course they are safer. How can anyone be in danger when no one is doing anything? Unions are nothing but safe havens for slow lazy people. Merit pay is where its at.
HAHA

Mansfield, OH

#18 May 26, 2011
FYI - The owners of Domestic Castings,LLC are NOT the owners of the unfinished buildings in downtown Shippensburg, that person owns Shipco.
JEB

Chambersburg, PA

#21 May 26, 2011
Another nail in the coffin of American Business.
It's hard enough to make a buck without OSHA getting in the way. I'm sure some disgruntled worker complained and gave them an opportuity to justify their existence. Lets see them check out the Chinese plant which will probably be taking these jobs. By the way, too many of you people commenting have no idea what you are talking about and have never gotten your hands dirty doing anything, accept maybe gardening. Try working a real job for once.
Ex-Ironworker

Chambersburg, PA

#22 May 26, 2011
Yada, Yada, Yada, doesn't the owner realize that it would cost a lot less to implement safety measures now than to pay out big $$ when somone is seriously injured or killed on the job. It's a cost of doing business.
Algonquin J Calhoun Esq

Newburg, PA

#23 May 26, 2011
If any of you brothers were hurt on da job give me a call @ BR549.
me not you

Carlisle, PA

#24 May 26, 2011
I used to work here, it is hard dirty work. No one was forced to work there, they made the choice. It may not be the safest or healthiest job around, but i kinda miss the place. Unions are bullshit, why did gm and chrysler have financial problems, paying people $40 an hr to stand around... if your not scared to work, why give unions your money. Unions are the crooks. Osha fines are ridiculous, where does that money go to? not a good cause i'm sure, so big wigs pockets id think.
Non-Union

Pearland, TX

#25 May 26, 2011
soclibfiscon wrote:
Union shops are safer shops.
Union demands are putting alot of companies out of business, ie. look at Detroit.
Non-Union

Pearland, TX

#26 May 26, 2011
Concerned wrote:
If OSHA conducts an audit of your workplace (even if it is an office building or your home) they will find at least a few "serious" violations. Serious is actually the lowest form of violation for which you can be fined. Before we condemn the factory lets find out what the violations were for. And I have worked in union shops that received just as many serious violations as non-union shops. Finally, most of the OSHA inspections are random and they will find something.
I could go into ANY workplace and find violations. A good auditor can get a feel about a companies safety culture just by looking around and talking to the employees and contractors.

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