This company has absolutely no regard for the safety of their employees...
For the fifth time since 2013, federal investigators have been called to an Ohio aluminum foundry to investigate the serious injury of a worker.
In the latest incident, a mold-tilting machine used to produce aluminum parts crushed a 53-year-old worker's left hand between the center core and bottom plate at General Aluminum Mfg. Company's Conneaut facility.
He now has limited use of the hand and has been unable to return to work since the March 23, 2016, injury. In 2013 and 2015, four workers suffered amputations, in separate incidents, as a result of machine safety violations at the company facilities in Wapokaneta, Ravenna and Conneaut.
On Sept. 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for two repeated, and two serious violations of machine safety standards, as a result of the worker's injury. OSHA has proposed penalties of $218,244.
"General Aluminum has written an unfortunate legacy of failing to protect its workers from machine hazards," said Howard Eberts, area director of OSHA's Cleveland office. "All too often, OSHA finds employers are complacent with machine safety features. Each year hundreds of workers suffer crushing injuries and amputations. The company needs to immediately address its legacy of worker injuries and make immediate improvements to its procedures, training and monitoring of machine safety procedures to ensure they are effective."
A fifth time? A fifth time?! This is beyond comprehension. This company clearly has no regard for their employees' safety. Employees of this company are continually being put at risk of injury, and if the unfortunate should happen, these employees must know that they have rights...rights that will protect them...rights that will help ensure they're compensated for their work-related injuries.
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