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Company Gets Gubernatorial Visit, Federal Citation On Same Day

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s visit to a Newington company that manufactures aircraft engine components has fallen on the same day federal authorities announced that the firm,  Volvo Aero, is being cited with 17 alleged safety violations.

Minutes after the governor was scheduled to begin touring the company on Tuesday afternoon, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a news release saying Volvo Aero faces $83,400 in proposed fines for a variety of hazards to its workers.

OSHA’s area director says workers face risk of falls, fires, explosions, electrocution, chemical exposure and being caught in unguarded operating machinery.

A message was left seeking comment with Volvo Aero. Malloy’s office says the governor was not aware of the safety issues.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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