Attorney: Company hit by tornado interfered with OSHA probe

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Former workers at a Kentucky candle factory struck by a tornado last year are alleging that the company retaliated against them for cooperating with federal safety inspectors. Mayfield Consumer Products has been fined $40,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violations of federal labor law. An attorney said Friday that he has filed a charge on behalf of 20 workers. The filing with the National Labor Relations Board says the company is “denying, abridging, and/or obstructing workers’ compensation benefits” because the workers participated in the OSHA investigation. Six employees were killed in the Dec. 10 tornado.