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Dayton manufacturing plant hit with $63,000 OSHA fine

Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a machine manufacturing facility located in Dayton, Ohio,  for nine safety violations, which the agency concluded likely led to the tragic death of a worker who was caught in a conveyor that was lowered during a lockout. He was trapped and died from his injuries shortly after the accident. Horrific workplace injuries such as this one often result when an employer places its own economic well-being above the safety of the workers whom it employs. These serious citations suggest that many of these types of accidents might be able to be prevented if employers took more precautions to ensure the safety of their workers.

In this case, the plant received a total of nine violations. Perhaps the most egregious violation the plant received was a repeat violation from an inspection in 2008 for failing to order appropriate actions to control the hazardous energy present in the manufacturing facility. The company's failure to correct this violation in 2008 may have contributed to the worker's recent death. In addition to this violation, there were eight other serious violations involving the failure of the manufacturer to properly train its employees and enforce proper safety measures, such as wearing the proper safety glasses, failing to properly train affected workers regarding the dangers of "power down" conditions and failing to secure the area in the vicinity of the roller lift conveyer so that workers would not be exposed to moving parts.

If workers are not properly trained to operate dangerous heavy industrial machinery, horrific industrial accidents can certainly result. Fortunately, the Ohio workers' compensation system is available to injured workers who are involved in accidents, regardless of which party is at fault. Anyone injured in a workplace accident is entitled to receive compensation for loss of wages, as well as medical expenses, by filing a workers' compensation claim. Injured employees are also entitled to additional benefits if they are temporarily or permanently disabled as a result of workplace accidents.

Source: osha.gov, "US Labor Department's OSHA cites ATW Automation with 9 safety violations following worker's death at Dayton, Ohio, manufacturing facility," Dec. 3, 2012

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