OSHA Fines Total $319,200 in Two Cases

One case involved alleged machine guarding and other violations against Crucible Specialty Metals following an investigation sparked by a worker's death Jan. 15.

OSHA offices in Massachusetts and Syracuse, N.Y., have issued machine guarding and other citations, with $249,200 in total fines assessed, against Crucible Specialty Metals following an investigation sparked by a worker's death Jan. 15 at its Syracuse plant and $70,000 in fines for alleged deficiencies in the process safety management program at Solo Cup Co.'s North Andover, Mass., plant.

The Crucible fatality occurred when the victim slipped while attaching a water line to a roller mill and was caught in the machine's rotating shafts. OSHA inspectors concluded the machine moving parts were not guarded, according to the Syracuse area office's July 15 news release. "This accident shows how even one instance of an unguarded machine can cost a worker's life," Area Director Christopher Adams said. "Safeguarding workers against death, injury, or illness on the job requires that all applicable safety and health requirements be met at all times." The case involves a total of 68 serious citations for fall, electrical, fire, exit access, crane, PPE, confined space, and material storage alleged hazards, the news release states.

The Andover case involves 19 alleged serious violations focused mainly on hazards of equipment and processes used to handle the flammable gas difluoroethane, which is used in the production of Styrofoam plates, according to OSHA.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus