OSHA Wants Imperial Sugar To Pay $8.7M

Law360, New York (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. government has proposed an $8.7 million fine against Imperial Sugar Co. for safety violations that were uncovered after an explosion at the company's Georgia plant killed 13 employees in February.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a report Friday on inspections of two Imperial Sugar refineries. The report cites 108 instances of willful violations for combustible dust hazards and 100 citations for other serious violations.

The proposed fines — which include penalties of over $5 million for the company's Port Wentworth, Ga., plant...
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