Newman and Co., a Northeast Philadelphia paper manufacturer, was issued 43 citations, including 39 serious citations, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday.

OSHA began investigating the plant after a worker died there June 12 when he was crushed by a paper hopper during a loading operation.

Serious violations include the company's failing to remove hazards from aisles, an inadequate lockout/tagout program that exposes workers to hazardous energy, inadequate machine guarding, electrical hazards, and blocked fire exits.

The less serious violations concern a lack of safety training.

OSHA has proposed fines of $86,100.

David Newman, vice president, said the company, which employ 200, had no comment about the citations.    - Jane M. Von Bergen