Okolona company cited by OSHA

By The Associated Press

MERIDIAN — An Okolona furniture company faces about $66,000 in proposed fines following an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA said in a new release on Tuesday that it found 18 violations — including one repeat violation — at United Furniture Industries Inc.

The alleged violations included failing to label feeder and branch electrical circuits, failing to provide railings on stairs; locked, unmarked and inadequate exits; damaged fire extinguishers and allowing safety devices to be removed from nail guns.

The company has 15 days to contest the findings.

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