3 Violations Found Since 2014 at Lange Box Company

Maria Keena (@kmoxmaria)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – OSHA is now investigating the boiler explosion at Lange Box Company. A check of previous workplace violations shows there have been three since 2014.

In August 2016, the company paid $3,741 out after holes were found in floors that prevented proper cleaning.

In November of 2014, an inspection revealed defective equipment, and Lange Box paid just over $6,500 in fines.

Back in February of 2014, Lange Box paid out $2,450 for defective energy control procedures, for example, not properly training workers to ensure machinery was turned off and powered down.

What is not known is if any of these violations were related to boilers.

Two people are still on life support following this morning’s explosion in Soulard that killed three people.

Two others were taken to hospitals in serious condition, St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson didn’t have an update on them. No identities have been released yet.

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