American Airlines Fined $231,000 For Unsafe Work Conditions At O'Hare

American Airlines faces fines of up to $231,000 for unsafe work conditions that include fall hazards, electrical and fire hazards, hygiene issues, blocked exits and storage of oxygen and acetylene cylinders, according to the Chicago Tribune.

American was inspected after being selected by OSHA following a review of their occupational injury and illness data.

We don’t know about you, but it makes us uneasy to hear that an airline is being irresponsible with the safety of its employees. How then, does it feel about the safety of its customers? If the employees aren’t doing their jobs in a safe environment, what makes you think you’re flying in one?

Fine line for American [Chicago Tribune]