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Newark recycling plant cited by OSHA

A Newark-based recycling plant faces $53,900 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing its workers to amputation hazards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.OSHA said Thursday that G&F Recycling and Salvage Inc. received 14 serious and one other-than-serious citations at its 142 Frelinghuysen Ave. facility. The inspection was prompted under OSHA’s Health High Hazard 50 program, which focuses on employers within industries where health hazards were previously documented.

“The safety and health hazards found during this inspection put G&F workers at risk of being seriously injured or killed,” Kris Hoffman, director of OSHA’s Parsippany area office, said in a prepared statement. “Employers are legally responsible for ensuring that workers have a safe and healthful workplace and will be held accountable when they fail to do that.”

G&F Recycling had 15 days from receipt of the citations to accept the penalty, contest it or request a meeting with OSHA officials.

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