Fourteen of the violations were repeat violations, with a penalty of $125,895. Those were because of such things as electrical hazards, failing to provide noise training and failure to provide machine guarding.
A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. Similar violations were cited at the Allentown facility in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
One serious violation, carrying a $3,850 fine, involved improper material storage in an electrical service room.
A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.