OSHA Fines Exide Technologies for Workplace Safety Violations

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a battery manufacturer in Manchester has been fined $42,000 for workplace safety violations.

The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Exide Technologies was cited for five different violations and originally faced a penalty of more than $70,000. The business later reached a settlement with the department to pay $42,000.

The Telegraph Herald reports that safety inspectors said company officials exposed employees to a “potential racking system collapse,” exposed two employees to “airborne contaminants” and exposed employees to various hazards.