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OSHA Cites Robins for Safety Violation
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A federal agency has cited Robins Air Force Base for not doing enough to protect workers from health and safety problems.

The Occupational Health and Safety Adminstration -- OSHA -- issued the citation Thursday. That's according to a Robins news release.

It says the agency claims base officials failed to protect workers who maintain C-17s from the chemical Chomium (VI).

They say too much of that chemical is found in the air in the building at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex,where workers sand the giant planes.

The base says this came up during an inspection in May.

They say they may meet with OSHA officials to discuss the problem.

Robins' release included this statement from Brig. Gen. Cedric George, commander of the complex:  "We have taken prompt action to address this finding. Our goal regarding employee safety is to go above and beyond 'mere compliance' with OSHA requirements. This will be no different."

We could not reach OSHA officials for comment late Friday.

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