Rex Lumber ‘vigorously’ disagrees with OSHA investigation into fatal Alabama worker accident

By William Thornton
July 6, 2023
Category: Health & Safety
Region: United States, US East

A Florida-based lumber company said today it “vigorously” disagrees with the findings of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation that said its failure to follow federal safety standards resulted in the death of a worker last year. Rex Lumber also said OSHA, in announcing a $184,385 fine, had attributed violations to it in a news release that were actually those of an unrelated company. “If necessary, we’ll defend the company in court… as well as to cooperate and partner with OSHA as opportunities permit.” …Rex Lumber said it “was devastated to lose a coworker” and continues “to keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.” However, the announcement of fines came after initial findings, not a full investigation. …Rex Lumber also said OSHA, in its release, had erroneously attributed violations to it that actually belonged to a different company doing business in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia.

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