Federal authorities hit an Ohio manufacturer with nearly $275,000 in penalties after an investigation of the second debilitating injury to occur at its New Philadelphia, Ohio, plant in less than 18 months. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said it identified 13 safety violations involving machine safety procedures at Lauren Manufacturing after a pneumatic bench cutter amputated a 27-year-old employee’s finger as she cut rubber material on June 22, 2016. Lauren Manufacturing makes molded and extruded polymer solutions and engineered products from organic, silicone, thermoplastics, and other specialty polymers. Inspectors found Lauren did not properly adjust the machine’s light ... Read More
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