$1.75M fine in Goodyear safety settlement following 4 worker deaths

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February 21, 2016 by Fred Hosier Safety and OSHA News

Morgantown, W.Va. — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in connection with four separate incidents at its Danville, VA, plant that claimed the lives of four workers. The Danville facility employs about 2,200 workers and manufactures aviation and specialty tires.

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health program (VOSH) says the agreement, which includes the United Steelworkers, lays out a process for the elimination of numerous hazards identified in 11 inspections in the last 18 months.

Goodyear also agrees to apply to VOSH’s Voluntary Protection Program. The VPP application process may take as long as five years. Goodyear will also host three VPP Best Practices Day training sessions for hundreds of employees from around the state during 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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