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OSHA cites Wisconsin Rapids company

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accusing a Wisconsin Rapids company of repeatedly putting its workers in danger.

OSHA spokesman Scott Allen says Northern Steel Castings Inc. faces six violations, including three repeat violations and one classified as the agency's most severe type. Fines could reach more than $95,000.

Two of the citations accuse the company of repeatedly overexposing workers to iron oxide and copper fumes in the foundry and fire hazards.

The company has until Dec. 12 to pay the fines, to request an informal conference with OSHA or to contest the agency's findings with an independent review commission.

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