Photo by Hank Lohmeyer
Bobby, Franny, and Bob Esplin with some of the paperwork generated by their efforts to comply with OSHA rules. Their business, Delta Elevator, still faces threat of thousands of dollars in penalties in connection with OSHA-required work already completed at the elevator. The Esplins are standing up to the treatment they’ve received from the federal agency.
The Esplins of Delta have put almost 40 years into running and building a family business at Delta Elevator.
Now, an unannounced visit from a federal inspector has resulted in thousands of dollars in expense, fines and threatened fines for a longtime Delta business.