New Windsor cosmetics company fined more than $281,000 after fatal fire

  • Source: NY Journal News (
  • Published: 05/14/2018 04:49 PM

Verla International failed to properly dispense flammable liquids and did not properly dispose of combustible waste material on the day multiple explosions and fire ravaged its New Windsor cosmetics factory, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Nearly six months after the incident, in which a Newburgh man was killed and 125 were injured, the company is facing $281,220 in proposed fines. Following an investigation in the wake of the fire, OSHA cited Verla International for 11 violations last week. That includes two repeat violations regarding the safe transfer and storage of flammable liquids and waste material, the fines for which totaled more than $200,000.


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