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How Safe Is the Worplace at MillerCoors?

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Federal labor inspectors have slapped MillerCoors with 10 alleged safety violations following the death of electrician William Leahy and the injuries of two others in an electrical accident, according to The Denver Post, which notes that the incidents on February 2 and April 9, respectively, were considered “willful” and “serious” and could cost MillerCoors $128,500 in fines.

“They did not have a good program to protect their maintenance people from electrical hazards,” says John Healy, the area’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration representative. “It lacked proper procedures and lacked the proper protective equipment.”

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MillerCoors spokesman Julian Green says the company is cooperating with OSHA: “We take safety very seriously at MillerCoors and regard a safe and healthy workplace as integral to our company’s success” (via the Denver Business Journal). MillerCoors has 15 business days to request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director if it wants to contest the findings.

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