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Worker Loses Limbs to Machine in Delaware

Seaford, DE – Seaford Ice Inc faces $77,000 in fines after a second worker in three years lost limbs to the same machine. Seaford Ice Inc. was issued nine safety violations on Nov. 18 stemming from the most recent incident. The alleged safety violations were recorded during repeat inspections of the company’s plant after the May 28 incident in…

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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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Louisiana Bag Manufacturer Fined for LOTO Failures

West Monroe, LA – Bancroft Bags Inc., has been fined $84,000 and cited for 16 serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for loto failures – failing to guard machinery and implement appropriate shut down precautions. These procedures are known as lockout/tagout and are required by OSHA. Lockout procedures provide detailed…

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Employee Injury at GA Mat Manufacturer Generates $51K in Fines and 9 OSHA Violations

Calhoun, GA – Apache Mills, Inc. was cited for nine safety violations on October 1, 2015. OSHA investigators audited the Calhoun, GA floor mat manufacturing facility following report of an employee injury. OSHA uncovered hazards and failures in electrical safety, machine safety, and worker’s exposure to electric shock and arc flash. Proposed penalties total $51,000. OSHA received a…

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Stampcoat Facing $119K in OSHA Fines

El Paso, TX – OSHA has uncovered 33 different types of violations at Stampcoat, Inc. (operating as El Paso Tool and Die). OSHA was alerted to safety concerns at the facility following reports of employees losing fingers due to improperly protected equipment. Fines from the safety violations uncovered total $119,000. The investigation was prompted when an employee had his index…

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Waste Combustion Firm Fined for OSHA Violations

Bristol, PA – An OSHA inspection at Covanta’s Bristol (PA) incinerator found 16 serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. The waste combustion facility is facing a $80,000 fine for dangerous workplace practices. energy-from-waste, waste-to-energy plant, waste combustion The investigation was spurned by an employee complaint to OSHA. The violations include toxic metals in…

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