AK Steel Challenges DOL Record-Keeping Penalty

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT) -- AK Steel Corp. has pledged to defend itself against allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor that it failed to keep accurate records of occupational injuries at its Middletown, Ohio, facility, for which AK Steel faces a proposed $53,000 in penalties.

The DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday issued AK Steel five willful and three other-than-serious citations for the alleged recording deficiencies, following an on-site investigation conducted from January until August under OSHA's Local Emphasis Program for primary metal producers.

According to OSHA officials,...
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