2/10/12 – A brass-maker in Columbia County faces almost $58-thousand-dollars in fines for ten alleged workplace safety violations. The U-S Occupational Safety-and-Health Administration said the Fall River Foundry failed to protect employees from metal dust. OSHA said the company exposed its workers to excessive amounts of lead-and-copper dust – and it did not install proper
safety equipment to reduce the exposure. The company refused comment today. The Fall River Foundry has 15 days to pay the fines, challenge the citations, or ask OSHA for a conference.