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Human services agency fined for violations


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Occupational Health and Safety Administration has fined the state Department of Human Services $6,000 for violations at a downtown Cedar Rapids building.

Roger Munns, a spokesman for the human services agency, says all the violations have been fixed.

The investigation came after a DHS employee complained about mold when the Iowa Building reopened after June floods. No mold citation was issued.

Documents from Iowa Workforce Development say OSHA issued citations for serious violations including an inoperable fire alarm, inadequately lit exits, boxes reducing exits routes and that the employer failed to review emergency action plans with employees while repairs made, among others.

Munns say DHS officials will decide if any of the violations should be contested.

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