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CLEVELAND – A Cleveland company has been cited for 21 health violations and faces a $98,000 fine, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.

Cleveland Granite and Marble, located on Carnegie Avenue, was inspected after a complaint in August. OSHA said the company failed to train workers who use industrial trucks and did not perform regular crane inspections.

“Employers, such as Cleveland Granite & Marble, have a responsibility to implement health and safety programs that protect workers from known hazards,” said Howard Eberts, OSHA’s area director in Cleveland in a statement on Monday. “Taking proactive measures, such as requiring the use of personal protective equipment and performing equipment inspections, can prevent serious injury in the workplace.”

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Cleveland Granite and Marble is also accused of not maintaining a hearing conservation program or implementing a respiratory protection program. OSHA said some of the violations were willful, meaning the company intentionally ignored laws.

The company has been inspected seven times since 1996 and has 15 business days to comply.

Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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