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County faces stiff OSHA fine

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently audited Lake County and found violations in the Lake County Highway Department and others to a tune of $11,250 in fines.

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They ranged from lack of safety measures like inadequate railings in work spaces, bad electrical outlets, and lighting problems.

Since then, the county has either fixed or abated the problems and is hoping to get a reduced punishment. At an informal hearing, the county was given two options.

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