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OSHA inspection finds safety problems at Bragg

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FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) -- The U.S. Labor Department has found more
than 35 safety and health violations during a recent inspection at
Fort Bragg, including some that exposed civilian workers to hazards
such as power saw blades.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it found
minor violations and more serious ones, such as ones that exposed
workers to electrical shocks and falls from dangerous heights.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/pK2ziB ) that
OSHA spokesman Michael Wald says the agency monitors safety
conditions for civilians and contractors working on military
installations. Wald says it's not clear if the conditions led to
any injuries because Fort Bragg didn't keep detailed records, which
is a violation.

Fort Bragg spokesman Ben Abel says all the problems should be
fixed within a few days.

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

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