Layoffs hit manufacturing facility following $1.9M workplace safety fine

DELAIR — A local manufacturing facility was forced to lay off more than 10 percent of its staff following a hefty fine for workplace safety violations, the company announced in a release Tuesday. 

Aluminum Shapes was fined $1.9 million last month by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 51 violations, some of which related to employees being hospitalized for chemical burns and broken bones.  

The company manufactures products for the construction, transportation and architectural industries, as well as consumer goods and electrical machinery, according to its website. 

At the time of the citations, a spokesperson for the company said Aluminum Shapes had made improvements …read more

Source: NJ.com Camden

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