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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Safety Violation at Wilmington, MA Distribution Center

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that FedEx Ground Packaging System failed to properly guard a conveyor belt at its Wilmington, Massachusetts shipping distribution center and exposed its employees to potential injuries. OSHA determined that the belt conveyor system’s rotating parts were insufficiently guarded on the periphery to prevent employees’ fingers and hands from getting caught. OSHA had previously cited the company in 2010 and 2011 for similar hazards at its facilities in Grove City, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York. Because of the prior violations, OSHA cited the company for a repeat violation and proposed a $44,000 fine.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
10/2/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $44,000
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 10/2/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database