Marshall Pottery releases statement on working with OSHA, employee's death

Marshall Pottery releases statement on working with OSHA, employee's death

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - As an East Texas business works with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Marshall Pottery officials have released a statement on their progress.

Earlier this year, Arturo Gonzales died when attempting to perform maintenance to a 300-foot kiln.

In October, Marshall Pottery was fined with 31 violations, totaling $829,891. Some violations include respiratory protection, portable fire extinguishers, occupational noise exposure, permit-required confined spaces, unsafe scaffolding, among others.

As of Nov. 1, the two inspection lists (here and here) total 39 violations with a grand total of $545,160 in fines.

Below is a statement from Morris Jones, Marshall Pottery's HR Manager:

On Sunday April 16, 2017, an industrial accident at Marshall Pottery, Inc.'s Marshall, Texas plant resulted in the loss of a cherished and invaluable member of our team.

Gonzales' family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Marshall Pottery.

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