American Airlines Faces Fines Over Workplace Safety

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- American Airlines is facing $231,000 in potential fines proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor for alleged violations of federal workplace safety standards at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it was prompted to inspect the airline's O'Hare operations after reviewing the company's occupational injury and illness data.

The agency has issued citations for a wide variety of safety issues, including 15 serious violations of concerns with machine guarding, electrical issues, trip and fall hazards, blocked exits and improper storage of...
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