DANVILLE, Va. (Oct. 17, 2016) — Goodyear is contesting citations handed down by the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Administration following investigations into the deaths and accidents at the company's Danville plant.
VOSH cited Goodyear for numerous alleged violations at the tire factory and fined the company more than $1 million, it said in a press release issued Oct. 13.
Four fatalities have occurred at the facility from August 2015 to August 2016. The second and third deaths — Charles “Greg” Cooper, 53, and Kevin Waid Edmonds, 54; two comprehensive plant inspections; a non-fatal steam burn accident probe; and a fingertip amputation resulted in the latest citations. Cooper died April 12; Edmonds was killed in an industrial accident on March 31.
A Goodyear spokeswoman said the company filed a Notice of Contest on the most recent citations “as part of a formal process to engage with VOSH on its findings and seek a mutually acceptable resolution.”