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May 2017 Archives

Safety violation at steel manufacturer causes fractured pelvis

One of the most important safety regulations for industrial facilities is the protection of workers against making contact with moving machine parts. Failure to ensure that functional lockout/tagout devices are in place is a significant safety violation that frequently leads to catastrophic injuries. Following a December incident at an automotive steel manufacturer in Ohio, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently completed an investigation and proposed a fine of almost $280,000.

Unsafe tire dealerships could spawn permanent impairment

Employees of tire dealerships in Ohio and other states face a unique set of hazards. Along with the normal risks that are present in any workplace and typically managed with good maintenance, come these industry-specific dangers that might lead to permanent impairment or worse. Injury data collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and authorities in the tire industry provided information about the major hazards and allowed authorities to create safety regulations to prevent injuries.

Safety violation: Miraculous rescue from collapsed trench

Unprotected trenches are potential graves for workers of employers who disregard employee safety. Unfortunately, this is a safety violation that has claimed the lives of many workers nationwide, including in Ohio. In a miraculous rescue, a worker was recently saved from a collapsed trench in a neighboring state.

OSHA fines factory owner $570,000 for amputation injury

In Dec. 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was called to the premises of a manufacturer of auto insulation in Ohio. OSHA investigators arrived at the factory to investigate a workplace accident that involved an amputation. The agency recently announced that the investigation had been concluded, and a fine of almost $570,000 was proposed.

Safety violation: 1 hospitalized after crane topples over

Large construction equipment, such as cranes, poses multiple hazards to all employees and others in the surrounding area in Ohio and wherever they are operated. Even with the most accomplished operator, the slightest safety violation can have devastating consequences. When a crane recently toppled over in another state, it was surprising that there were no fatalities. In fact, only one worker landed in the hospital, and another required no more than on-site medical treatment.

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