Secaucus, N.J.-based glass fabricator and distributor General Glass International was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 10 allegedly serious safety violations earlier this year. The company, however, had its penalty reduced this month.

According to OSHA, five of the 10 cited violations were related to electrical safety hazards. The other five violations were cited for not marking exits clearly, lack of machine guarding, a damaged crane sling and the use of compressed air at a pressure level that was too high for cleaning a work area.

“GGI prides itself on creating and maintaining a safe work environment for all employees,” a GGI spokesperson told USGNN.com™. “…All safety issues were immediately corrected during the safety inspection itself.”

The March 2014 inspection proposed $45,540 in penalties for the violations, though the spokesperson says “at an informal follow-up meeting in mid-September, the suggested penalty was reduced by almost 50 percent in recognition of our prompt and thorough response.

“GGI is proud of its long record of employee safety and will continue to monitor our factories and machinery carefully.”

According to OSHA, a “serious violation” occurs when there is “substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.”