News in Brief – 10/15/10

Published 10:20 am Friday, October 15, 2010

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Safety violations alleged at W.Va. postal facility

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service faces $212,500 in civil penalties for alleged safety violations at a mail processing facility in Huntington.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday that the Postal Service failed to train workers to safely work with live electrical parts, exposing them to potential hazards.

A complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor asks the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to order the Postal Service to correct electrical violations at all its facilities across the nation.

The Postal Service defended its safety record. It said it began implementing a plan in January to improve safe electrical work practices.

Committee to participate in Make a Difference Day

Proctorville — The Mount Pisgah Committee, Inc., a non-profit corporation, and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 38 will be participating in Make a Difference Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

Activities will include the cleanup of the historic Mount Pisgah Cemetery, located on State Route 775 in Proctorville.

Please contact Susanne Howard at (740) 894-5318 for additional information.