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Inadequately Anchored Machinery Shatters Worker’s Jaw, Causes Concussion

Marshfield, WI – Felker Brothers Corp faces $110,458 in fines for 13 serious violations of federal workplace safety regulations, including failure to adequately anchor machinery to the floor and other machine safety concerns. OSHA investigated the Wisconsin manufacturer of steel pipes and tubes after receiving report of a worker who suffered severe injuries after being struck by…

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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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Machine Safety Failures Result in Amputation and OSHA Fines for OH Company

West Chester, OH – Republic Wire, an Ohio cable wire insulation maker, faces proposed fines of $69,300 for numerous violations and failures found by OSHA inspectors. One violation was deemed to be willful. OSHA began investigating Republic Wire after a 30-year-old line operator’s left pinky finger was amputated by a machine last November while the employee…

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Hearthside Cited for LOTO Violation

McComb, OH – “America’s Bakery,” Hearthside Food Solutions, is facing $52,500 in proposed federal fines after a McComb (OH) factory employee lost part of a finger due to neglect of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures. OSHA found that a lack of adequate safeguards on a dough-cutting machine cost a 55-year-old worker part of his right middle finger while he was…

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Worker Killed When Clothing Caught in Machinery

Elk Grove Village, IL – OSHA is investigating how a worker killed outside of Chicago this week when his clothing became caught in machinery. Wayne Follman, age 50, was injured and killed when his clothing became caught in machinery at a Acme Industries warehouse in Elk Grove Village, a suburb northwest of Chicago. Crews responded…

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