(CBS) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines and demanding changes at the Postal Service’s Lincoln Park office.
When OSHA received a complaint in January about unsafe working conditions in the facility at 2643 N. Clark St., it sent inspectors who found seven violations. It said, in a statement, that two were recurring violations, problems they have seen in other postal facilities — electrical outlets not used in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and improperly grounded fans. The inspectors also found unapproved electrical equipment and improperly spliced cords.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA Concerns
OSHA is proposing fines totaling $63,540. The Postal Service says it is addressing the problem.READ MORE: Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge Phase
“The United States Postal Service takes the safety and well-being of our employees seriously,” said spokesman Mark Reynolds. “We are taking the necessary measures to address the conditions cited by OSHA, and will stress the importance of maintaining safe working conditions in all our facilities.”MORE NEWS: Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes
He did not give a timetable for compliance.