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Safety violations found in St. Louis plant electrocution

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ST. LOUIS -- Federal regulators want to fine a St. Louis steel manufacturer nearly $52,000 after finding more than two dozen safety violations in an investigation spurred by a worker’s electrocution.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports finding the violations at St. Louis Cold Drawn Inc. The company manufactures cold-finished steel bars in St. Louis, Point Pleasant, W.V. and Apodaca, Mexico.

A St. Louis Cold Drawn worker was electrocuted May 15 when he reached into an energized electrical panel box to retrieve work gloves stored in the box at the company’s St. Louis manufacturing facility. Nineteen of the safety violations were considered serious.

 

A company official did not immediately respond on Tuesday to an Associated Press interview request. It has 15 business days to respond to OSHA.

Watch the video above to see News 4's initial coverage of the worker's death.

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