MINNESOTA 02 (R -- KLINE) | MN-2

Safety Violations Uncovered at Miller’s Company

She’s running to succeed retiring Rep. John Kline.

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Ally Mutnick
July 27, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

Per­mac In­dus­tries CEO Dar­lene Miller (R) “un­der­pins her con­gres­sion­al cam­paign” with her suc­cess turn­ing “a small busi­ness she ex­pan­ded in­to a multi-mil­lion-dol­lar, award-win­ning pre­ci­sion man­u­fac­turer.” But a Pi­on­eer Press “re­view of pub­lic re­cords shows” Per­mac In­dus­tries “has had to pay fines for al­most two dozen work­place safety and en­vir­on­ment­al vi­ol­a­tions in the past dec­ade.”

“None of the vi­ol­a­tions res­ul­ted in any in­jury or death. The total fines were less than $5,000.” Some vi­ol­a­tions were clas­si­fied as “’ser­i­ous’ and noted as hav­ing the po­ten­tial to harm Per­mac em­ploy­ees. In 2006, 2011 and 2015, the Min­nesota De­part­ment of Labor and In­dustry cited the com­pany for not hav­ing suf­fi­cient guards around saws. The 2015 in­spec­tion also dis­covered an elec­tric­al out­let with ex­posed wir­ing in the Per­mac shop.” (Pi­on­eer Press)

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