The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into Tuesday’s deadly explosion at Nebraska Rail Car Cleaning Services in Omaha.
Spokesperson Bonita Willingham says the company was inspected in 2013 after employees filed complaints. She says, “Based on our investigation we found violations related to flammable storage, power and industrial trucks, noise over-exposure, respiratory protection and confined space entry violations.”
OSHA fined the company $6,800 and Nebraska Rail Car Cleaning Services took corrective measures.
Willingham says OSHA did initiate a follow-up inspection at the facility several weeks ago. That investigation is ongoing.