OSHA Fines Gun Range $110k for High Lead Levels

Chicago Sun-Times reports that the federal government fined a Chicago gun range a whopping $111,000 for health violations due to very high lead levels. The gun range, Illinois Gun Works, sells guns, offers gun safety training courses, and operates a shooting range.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration performed an inspection on January and found 27 serious violations, which includes 13 lead standard violations. This might sound like it’s a bit harsh, but the gun range had extremely high lead levels. Airborne lead traces were up to 12 times higher than the legally permitted level.

Illinois Gun Works has a short 15 working days to come up with the money, contest it, or request more information in a conference. It’s unfortunate that the federal government is hitting a small business with such a heavy fine, but at the same time lead is a poisonous substance that needs to be monitored for public safety.

For updates, stay tuned to Guns.com. For all breaking gun news, keep browsing Gun.com’s news feeds.
Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Four Years Later: IWI Tavor SAR Revisited

    Though IWI's X95, released in 2016, usurps the SAR, my Tavor SAR is still part of the family. For those just now coming across this model, how has it stood up over the years? Let's find out.

    Read More
  • Scope Review: Leupold VX-Freedom FireDot Twilight Hunter

    The budget-friendly line of American-made Leupold VX-Freedom riflescopes found a welcome audience last year, but 2020 sees even more interesting additions to the family, with our hands-down favorite being the illuminated-reticle FireDot line.

    Read More
  • Ruger AR-556: An Outstanding Gateway AR

    It should come as no surprise the Ruger name is synonymous with value, and its’ AR-556 looks to fit this mold as an entry-level AR-15 with a reasonable MSRP. So how does the no-frills Ruger AR-556 perform when put to the test? Read on to find out.

    Read More
  • A Look at the Sig P238, A Year Later

    The Sig Sauer P238 was the first .380 ACP BUG to grace my gun safe, a welcomed addition to the 9mm polymers, .38 SPL revolvers, and .45 ACP 1911s. After more than a year's worth of use, where do I stand on the P238? Let's find out.

    Read More

Loading