Oregon Lumber Company Safety Citations

Freres Lumber, in Mill City, OR, — just outside Salem — was cited Thursday four times for safety and procedural violations uncovered during inspections launched after a worker died at its plant in September 2014, according to the Statesman Journal Friday.
The penalty report from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division detailed that machine lockout procedures on a plywood press undergoing maintenance that prevent equipment operation were not followed.
Freres Lumber did not appeal the citations and was fined US$3,800 for the violations related to a worker’s death and given until March 20 to comply with safety corrections.
According to letter of corrective action documents, Freres Lumber installed new safety equipment, re-wrote lockout/tagout procedures, and re-trained employees on safety protocols after Dodge’s death, said the Statesman Journal.