Federated-Weiner Metals


Federal OSHA citations asserted Federated Weiner Metals failed to: provide medical examinations to five employees with excessively high lead blood levels, despite the recommendations of a company physician; told a physician examining employees at the plant that the level of lead there did not exceed federal exposure limits when, in fact, it was 30 times higher; failed to remove four employees with high levels of lead in their blood from work in areas of high exposure; and failed to put proper safety guards on equipment. (Date below is approximate.)

District Attorney Ira Reiner; Special Assistant Jan Chatten-Brown
Incident Type: Chemical Exposure
County: Los Angeles
State: CA
Date: Jan. 1, 1989
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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
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Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Michael Baker Individual President Unavailable Unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Unavailble
Other Crimes: Misdemeanor Code of Regulations violations for failing to limit lead exposure
David Haller Individual Plant Manager None Charges dismissed in exchange for testimony against Michael Baker.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Unavailable
Other Crimes: Unavailable
Federated Weiner Metals Entity Entity Pleaded no contest to 32 misdemeanor criminal charges and agreed to pay $200,000 to finance an occupational lead screening program and $25,000 in fines Avoided criminal trial by paying $25,000 in penalties and fines and contributing $200,000 to finance a new occupational lead-screening program in Los Angeles County.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Unspecified misdemeanor offenses (32 counts)
Other Crimes: Unavailable