- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York steel company is facing a fine for safety violations.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cites Pacemaker Steel & Piping of Utica for three repeat and four serious violations.

During an inspection in early March, OSHA inspectors found inadequately guarded saw blades and damaged, unsecured storage racks. An exit door also was blocked by snow, a required safety railing on a stairway was missing, and slipping hazards from water existed on the shop floor.

OSHA is proposing $45,500 in penalties for the company, which provides steel, aluminum and other metals and pipe to the construction trade.

Pacemaker Steel & Piping did not immediately return a call seeking comment on Tuesday. Company officials are scheduled to meet with OSHA next Tuesday to discuss the inspection’s findings.

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