Anniston Company May Be Fined For Safety Hazards

Anniston, AL – An Anniston company may have to pay more than 122-thousand-dollars in fines for allegedly exposing workers to health and safety hazards. The government apparently proposed the fines for Lee Brass Company after observing the hazards during an inspection. The alleged violations include NOT requiring workers to wear respirators when exposed to high levels of lead and NOT providing required machine guarding. Company operations manager David Smith says the company is reviewing each allegation made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Lee Brass makes brass plumbing fittings and valves. The company operates two foundries and a smelter in Anniston. It employs 240 workers.