MIDDLETON, Wis. (June 7)—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Future Foam Inc.'s Middleton plant about $40,000 for allegedly committing seven violations. That figure was reduced by more than half from the $104,000 in penalties the facility faced when OSHA issued eight citations in early May. Following negotiations between the company and OSHA, a citation was dropped and the fine was cut by more than half. Future Foam was tagged with five serious and two repeat violations, an OSHA spokeswoman said. The citations were the result of a U.S. Department of Labor safety and health inspection of the plant in November 2000, said Kim Nipko, OSHA compliance officer in the Middleton area. As part of the penalty, Future Foam will implement training sessions in areas it was cited, an OSHA spokeswoman said.
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