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OSHA finds safety violation caused worker's 3 fractured fingers

Every worker in Ohio, regardless of the industry in which he or she is employed, has a right to a safe workplace environment. Business owners who fail to protect their employees against known safety hazards may have to pay the price. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates all incidents in which fatalities or amputations occur, and may launch inspections when other serious injuries are suffered. A safety violation typically incurs a citation and monetary penalty.

Safety violation: Use of wrong equipment kills 1, injures another

Employers in Ohio must always ensure that operators of equipment are adequately qualified to work on each particular machine. Furthermore, suitable machinery must be used according to manufacturer's manuals. After a tragic death in a neighboring state, investigators determined that a safety violation in the use of improper equipment for the job caused the fatality.

Safety violation: 4 survive collapse of unprotected trench

Trenches are known to be potential death traps if they are not supported by trench boxes or other recommended methods of collapse prevention. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety regulations for any trenches deeper than five feet. Unfortunately, some company owners in Ohio choose to expose their employees to the life-threatening hazards of unprotected trenches rather that spending the money and time to prevent injuries or fatalities. Such a safety violation recently led to a trench collapse from which four workers were fortunate to be rescued.

Permanent impairment: OSHA cites foundry again after 4 years

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected the facilities of an Ohio foundry. Many safety violations were identified at that time. When the federal agency paid a follow-up visit to the company in January, inspectors found multiple instances in which the workers were still exposed to the same hazards, some of which can cause permanent impairment.

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