Federal safety regulators have cited a Missouri glass manufacturer for 21 health and safety violations after a worker lost a finger while repairing a machine at the company’s Park Hills, Missouri facility in March. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed fines of $137,400 for the violations, several of which inspectors deemed serious for the substantial risk of physical injury or death they posed. OSHA investigators said that Piramal Glass USA Inc. had not properly disengaged the machine from its power source while it was undergoing maintenance. “An employer’s failure to power off energy sources before conducting equipment maintenance ... Read More
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