OSHA cites 2 Colorado Pep Boys locations for workplace hazards

Fines total $58,300

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Two Pep Boys locations in Colorado have been cited by the government for workplace hazards.

The work sites are at 12820 E. Mississippi Ave. in Aurora and at 7469 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree.

"[They] were cited for two repeat and one serious violation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to abate previously cited violations and continuing to expose workers to hazards from dangerous equipment," according to OSHA.

The government said it began its inspection of the automotive service centers in December 2013 after receiving a worker complaint.

“Pep Boys continues to expose its workers to safety hazards while working under elevated vehicles by failing to provide safety locks and blocking. This negligence concerning worker safety is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” said David Nelson, OSHA’s area director in Englewood.

OSHA is proposing fines against Pep Boys of $58,300.

Officials said Pep Boys has 15 business days to comply with the changes, request a conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings.

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