OSHA Cites Company for Amputation Hazards

The agency had cited Interlake Mecalux Inc. for the second time this year for allegedly exposing workers to amputation hazards.

OSHA has cited Interlake Mecalux Inc., an Illinois storage system manufacturer, for allegedly exposing workers to amputation hazards by failing to have adequate guards on dangerous machinery, according to a report from the agency. This is the second time this year OSHA has issued citations to the company.

During the most recent inspection, in March 2014 at the Pontiac plant, OSHA found two repeat and two serious violations and has proposed penalties of $47,520. In February 2014, the agency also issued citations to the company for exposing workers to amputation hazards. The recent repeat violation was for failure to provide required machine guarding and protect workers from moving machine parts during servicing and maintenance. The complaint inspection was initiated under OSHA's National Emphasis Program on Amputation Hazards. The company also received another repeat violation for failing to label containers containing hazardous chemicals properly, something the company was cited for in February.

"Interlake Mecalux continues to put its employees at risk of amputation and death by not correcting known dangers at all locations," said Tom Bielema, OSHA's area director in Peoria, in the press release. "When a company is cited at one of its locations, it has the responsibility to improve and correct similar violations at all its plants."

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.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's 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