High Point Fire Department fined by DOL

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently issued several fines to the High Point Fire Department concerning safety violations at the department.  Total fines came out to $81,300.

Investigators determined that the fire department had committed 16 violations against North Carolina’s Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Investigations into the department began in September 2010 because fire fighters at High Point issued complaints.

The safety violations concern deficiencies in fire fighter training and poor equipment maintenance.  None of the violations found by investigators were willful safety violations.  Officials from High Point will meet with the city and the Department of Labor to discuss how to best resolve their issues.

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