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Shipbuilding

April 06, 1999|Associated Press

Federal safety regulators cited Avondale Industries for hundreds of alleged workplace safety violations, the most serious involving inadequate protection to keep workers from taking potentially deadly falls. The 437 violations alleged by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration carry $537,000 in proposed fines. The violations were alleged in 60 citations issued by OSHA following a six-month investigation prompted by union complaints. The firm said it will appeal.

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