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2 Killed Maintaining Molding Machines at Kentucky Auto Parts Manufacturer

Frankfort, KY – Two employees of Montaplast were killed in separate incidents last fall while maintaining molding machines at the auto parts manufacturing facility. Angela Mitchell, 35, and Benjamin Cermak, 23, died days apart, both while performing maintenance on molding machines. Mitchell, was killed after a portion of an overhead crane struck her in the head…

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Fatal Robotics Accident at AL Auto Parts Plant Due to Lockout Failures

Cusseta, AL –  Ajin USA, Alliance Total Solutions, and Joynus Staffing Corp., have been issued fines of over $2.5 million by the Department of Labor. The auto parts supplier and the two staffing agencies it employed were issued 27 separate OSHA citations for safety violations following the investigation of the June 2016 death of Regina Allen…

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Lockout Dangers Equal $106K in Fines for AL Auto Parts Manufacturer

Auburn, AL – In a Jan 2016 inspection of the Pyongsan America, Inc. facility in Auburn (AL), OSHA uncovered 11 safety violations, including 4 repeat violations and several examples of lockout dangers. The inspection was part of OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Program on Safety Hazards in the Auto Parts Industry. Pyongsan America, Inc. and Surge Staffing…

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Sunfield Nets a Staggering $3.4M Fine for 100+ OSHA Citations

Hebron, OH – Sunfield, Inc has been issued as many as 118 OSHA citations for machine hazards found at their Hebron (OH) manufacturing plant. These citations total $3.4 million in fines for the Japanese-owned auto manufacturer and constitute one of the largest OSHA penalties ever filed against a company in the automotive parts industry. Many of the…

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Ohio Auto Parts Manufacturer Cited for 20 Safety Violations

Bellevue, OH – OSHA investigators have cited Bellevue Manufacturing Co. with 19 “serious” violations and one “other” violation during an inspection of the northwest Ohio auto parts manufacturing facility. Fines for these violations total $112,500. OSHA conducted the inspection after receiving a complaint about unsafe working conditions at the company’s plant. The citations included exposing employees to parts…

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