October 31, 2014

OSHA fines First Student for driving with bald tires

OSHA logo; OSHAJUNCTION CITY, OREGON — A bus used to drive Junction City School District students to and from school operated with front tires so worn that the cords underneath the tire tread were visible, state workplace safety regulators have found.

The bus company, First Student Inc., has acknowledged that the tires’ treads were too worn and fired a supervisor as a result. But the Ohio-based company has filed an appeal, disputing the amount of the fine — $3,800 — assessed by Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division.

A hearing before an administrative law judge has yet to be scheduled, Oregon OSHA spokeswoman Melanie Mesaros said.

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