Camden Park faces $65,000 in penalties for workplace safety hazards

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. . (WSAZ) — Waverly Entertainment Inc., which runs Camden Park in Huntington, has been slapped with 45workplace safety violations.

On December 10, OSHA cited Camden Park with 40 serious violations and five other-than-serious violations.

OSHA says they initiated an inspection in June, in response to a complaint.

The serious violations include:

  • Employees exposed to fall, electrical, chemical and amputation hazards
  • Obstructed exit routes that were not visibly marked
  • Lack of machine guarding
  • No written hazard communication plan for workers that use or could be exposed to chemicals

The other-than-serious violations include:

  • The company’s failure to record occupational illness and injuries on the OSHA 300A form
  • Require employees to use personal protective equipment
  • Conduct a monthly inspection and annual maintenance check on a portable fire extinguisher
  • Prevent water from entering an electric panel box

OSHA says the proposed penalties could be $65,000.

“Establishing and implementing a comprehensive injury and illness prevention program is critical for protecting workers from hazards. Many of the hazardous conditions we found could have been identified and corrected had recommended program elements been in practice here,” said Prentice Cline, director of OSHA’s Charleston Office. “Employers are responsible for ensuring a safe and healthful workplace and will be held legally accountable when they fail to do so.”

Click the link to see the citations.

WSAZ has a call into Camden Park for a comment.

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