N.J. company where husband, wife died from COVID fined $13K – NJ.com

A Monmouth County maker where 2 employees– a hubby and better half– passed away from coronavirus and lots of other employees got infected has actually been fined more than $13,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for stopping working to protect its employees from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.The company on Thursday revealed the findings of its investigation into Eatontown-based biotechnology business Avantor Fluid Handling LLC, where 2 individuals passed away and 2 were hospitalized from the infection last fall, OSHA stated in a news release. An investigation was introduced after the business informed OSHA to the workers illnesses.OSHA alleges that Avantor stopped working to implement security procedures that would have avoided the spread of the infection at the center, such as social distancing and mask wearing in typical areas.”OSHA mentioned the company for violating the administrations basic task stipulation, which requires companies to make sure offices are totally free of recognized threats that may cause death or serious physical harm.Avantor Fluid Handling LLC makes devices for pharmaceutical and biotech industries at its Eatontown facility.