Call or email us anytime
(805) 484-0333
Search Guide
Today is Tuesday, April 16, 2024 -

News Articles

Tile Maker Faces $1.2M in Penalties After Serious Worker Injuries

  • State: Ohio
  • Topic: NORTH
  • - Popular with: Employer
  • -  0 shares

A vinyl tile manufacturer in Fostoria, Ohio, is facing $1.2 million in proposed penalties after a seventh worker in five years suffered severe injuries when caught in a machine the employer failed to lock out, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced.

An April 2022 incident at the NOX US LLC plant is the latest in a string since February 2017, when OSHA placed the plant in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

OSHA on Thursday said the company continuously fails to follow required machine safety procedures ensuring workers are not in danger when machines are activated, and that since 2017 the company also recorded at least 13 serious injuries at the plant caused by exposure to burn and amputation hazards.

The April inspection found that the injured worker’s finger was caught in a rotating spindle on a plastic winding machine, then was pulled around the machine’s spindle. The worker suffered multiple severe injuries that required surgery, according to OSHA, which cited the company for eight willful violations, one repeat violation and six serious violations, and one other-than-serious violation for exposing workers to machine hazards, lacking personal protective equipment and failing to train the workers on safety hazards and precautions.

The company has 15 days to contest the citation.

Business Insurance is a sister publication of WorkCompCentral. More stories are here.

No Comments

Log in to post a comment

Close


Do not post libelous remarks. You are solely responsible for the postings you input. By posting here you agree to hold harmless and indemnify WorkCompCentral for any damages and actions your post may cause.

Advertisements

Upcoming Events

  • May 5-8, 2024

    Risk World

    Amplify Your Impact Theres no limit to what you can achieve when you join the global risk managem …

  • May 13-15, 2024

    NCCI's Annual Insights Symposi

    Join us May 1315, 2024, for NCCI's Annual Insights Symposium (AIS) 2024, the industrys premier e …

  • May 13-14, 2024

    CSIA Announces the 2024 Annual

    The Board of Managers is excited to announce that the CSIA 2024 Annual Meeting and Educational Con …

Workers' Compensation Events

Social Media Links


WorkCompCentral
c/o Business Insurance Holdings, Inc.
PO Box 1010
Greenwich, CT 06836
(805) 484-0333