OSHA cites Timpson saw mill after worker death in December

TIMPSON (AP) - Federal regulators have cited an East Texas sawmill for 17 alleged safety and health violations after the December 2012 death of a worker.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday announced proposed penalties topping $116,000 against Nix Forest Industries Inc. of Timpson.

Investigators say Augustine Ramirez died after being struck by a broken band saw blade. OSHA says other workers were also exposed to hazards.

Nix Forest Industries has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA or contest the findings.

The company didn't immediately comment Wednesday.

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