Enforcement and Inspection

Worker Suffers Amputation at Baking Company; OSHA Issues Citations

Just five weeks after a 28-year-old maintenance worker lost part of his right arm in an improperly guarded bread wrapping machine at a wholesale baking company, federal safety inspectors investigating the injury found another worker exposed to the same hazard.

On November 3, 2016, OSHA proposed penalties of $146,979 for one willful and two serious violations of safety standards at the facility. Inspectors found the company, which has production and distribution operations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, continued to allow employees to clean the machine without isolating operating parts.
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