Connecticut Manufacturing Plant Receives 17 Violations

OSHA investigators found $55,505 worth of citations at the brake system manufacturer.

Nucap US Inc., a brake manufacturing plant in Connecticut, has received 17 citations for serious violations with fines exceeding $55,000.

Some of the violations include “lack of an arming button or other safeguard to prevent unintended operation of a press, lack of an air-pressure switch to ensure prompt stopping of a press operation in the event of a pressure supply power loss, unsecured barrier guards and failure to routinely use die blocks when employees worked on dies in the presses,” according to an OSHA statement.

"The absence of these safeguards means that employees are vulnerable to crushing and amputation injuries from the unintended operation of a press or from entering a press' point of operation," said Warren Simpson, OSHA's area director in Hartford. "Other cited conditions expose workers to the possibility of electrocution, hearing loss, exposure to blood and body fluids and exposure to hazardous chemicals. For the safety and health of its workers, this employer must address all of these hazards effectively and expeditiously."

For a full list of the citations against the company, visit the OSHA website. 

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