OSHA takes no action on accident that injured 3 people

OSHA Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is not going to take steps against a Reno County steel tank manufacturing company following a November incident, based on OSHA officials in Wichita.

Three workers including Peter Atha, 34: Josh Hull, 28, both of Hutchinson and Shane Oakley, 44 Wichita, were injured in the event a pressurized water tank exploded at Wifco Steel in Hutchinson.

Wifco is part of OSHA’s Sharp program which permitted the firm a self-reporting safety consultation with OSHA to ensure that the issue was fixed, based on the Hutchinson news.

OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program provides safety and occupational health guidance to small as well as medium-sized companies, with emphasis provided to high-hazard worksites. The on-site Consultation services are different from enforcement and also do not lead to penalties or even citations.

Atha suffered a head injury as the metal plate hit him. EMS moved him to Wesley Medical Center for treatment of crucial injuries.

Colleagues brought Oakley as well as Hull to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for medication.

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