Raid on brass processor attributed to lack of subservience to government

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A late March raid on a Bozeman, Montana ammunition case processor was due more to the company not showing proper deference to government regulators than it was about lack of compliance with environmental rules, the head a statewide gun rights group charged in a press release Tuesday.

“Several months ago, [the Occupational Safety and Health Administration] OSHA visited the business, USA Brass, because of allegations of workplace safety issues, notably lead dust in the air from tumbling fired brass (the lead dust would be from fired primers),” Gary Marbut, President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association wrote in a follow-up investigation of the raid. “There were two employees who had lead levels above what is acceptable. As a result, USA Brass invested a lot of money in expensive air filtration and ventilation equipment, and upgraded employee training and practices.

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Source: Examiner

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