Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited an automotive hose manufacturer over a critical arm injury of an employee, resulting in a $70,000 fine. In February 2016, a worker of HBD/Thermoid Inc., based in Dublin, Ohio, was critically injured when his arm became caught in a catapuller, a powerful machine that pulls hoses through their stages of production. The man’s arm was crushed. The machines have safety plexiglass guards on hinges that can be opened when safe and necessary. But there was debate as to whether or not the guard had been left propped open the day before the incident, ... Read More
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