Agency says Manchester battery manufacturer cited for safety violations

Whistleblower lawsuits against Idaho would be limited to $370,000 in non-economic damages under proposed legislation. (Source: MGN)
By  | 

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a battery manufacturer in eastern Iowa has been fined $42,000 for workplace safety violations.

The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Exide Technologies was cited for five different violations and originally faced a penalty of more than $70,000. The Manchester-based business later reached a settlement with the department to pay $42,000.

Company officials have not responded to requests for comment.  

The Telegraph Herald reports that safety inspectors said company officials exposed employees to a "potential racking system collapse," exposed two employees to "airborne contaminants" and exposed employees to various hazards.