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$1.2 Million OSHA Fine proposed for chemical violations

A St. Louis-based chemical repackaging and distribution company was cited for numerous willful and serious OSHA violations for the handling of dangerous chemicals. OSHA proposed fines totally $1.2 million, noting that employees were exposed to the chemical para-nitroaniline (PNA),a poison that causes methemoglobinemia, a condition that reduces the blood’s ability to transport oxygen.

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