OSHA cites Lynnway Auto Auction for fatal crash

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The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Lynnway Auto Auction Inc. for exposing employees to numerous hazards.

On May 3, five people were stuck by and SUV and died. After OSHA inspected the facility, it issued 16 citations to the company for motor vehicle hazards, blocked exit routes, violations of the hazard communication standard and recordkeeping deficiencies.

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Lynnway is facing $267,081 in proposed penalties.

“This company was cited in 2014 for exposing employees to similar hazards,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton, in Boston. “It is critically important that employers remain vigilant about safety and implement required safety measures.”

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Lynnway has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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