Keystone RV’s facility in Goshen, Ind., faces more than $12,000 in fines for reported safety violations.
This story originally appeared in the Goshen News.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited six issues labeled as “serious” following inspections from Aug. 15 to Sept. 21 at the plant, 2478 Davis Drive, documents from the state Labor Department show.
The findings and the fines for them, totaling $12,150, were issued to Keystone Oct. 31.
One set of violations involved safety precautions for elevated levels.
An IOSHA report found a chain guard rail was not in place in front of a mezzanine-level door at the plant, exposing employees to an 11-foot fall.
Two more reports pointed out a couple guard rails didn’t meet height requirements, and snap bolts for hooking the chains fell below working-load standards.
The company was also cited and fined for boxes partially blocking a couple of exit doors, as well as for fabrication and assembly employees who hadn’t undergone safety training on electrical hazards, according to the documents.
Keystone has until about Nov. 21 to either pay the fines or contest the results of the inspections.