Lack of Machine Safety Training Cited Among OH Stamper’s Over $200K Fines

Maumee, OH – Reports of two employee injuries at the Maumee Assembly & Stamping facility have resulted in $211,857 in fines for 10 workplace safety violations. Lack of machine safety training was one of the failures noted at the stamping plant located outside of Toledo.

The nine serious violations and one willful violation included hazardsmachine safety training created by improper stacking or storage of parts that could shift and fall and hurt employees working nearby, failure to protect employees from injury on machines, failure to have a program of regular inspections of equipment, and failure to train workers on machine safety.

The first injury at Maumee Assembly & Stamping occurred in January when an employee sustained a severe ankle injury when metal blanks shifted and slid off a table because of unstable stacking. The second accident OSHA became aware of occurred in March when an employee’s thumb was crushed in between a shaker table and the die.

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