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OSHA finds no violations for chemicals in Butler County warehouse

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Federal officials cleared a business of wrongdoing in relation to storing chemicals in a Butler County warehouse.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) closed its investigation into Helena Chemical Co.'s storage site on Evans City Road and did not issue citations, administration documents show.

OSHA closed its investigation June 3. The administration opened its investigation March 26.

Pasquale Verona, who, with his son, owns the Evans City Road building in which Helena Chemical is a tenant, accused the company of storing illegal amounts of chemicals in the warehouse.

The chemicals, Verona alleged, made employees inside the building sick.

Verona said he was not surprised about OSHA's decision, claiming Helena Chemical moved out large amounts of chemicals before investigators arrived.

Helena Chemical officials did not return calls seeking comment.

Pasquale and Helena Chemical are involved in civil ligation against each other.

 

 
 


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