OSHA: Lack of Proper Safety Controls Leads to Amputation

OSHA has cited Wellington Stamping for seven serious violations.

OSHA inspectors say an incident that happened at Wellington Stamping (Wellington, Ohio) in January 2015, where a worker lost three of the fingers on his right hand while attempting to clear a machine jam, could have been prevented, according to the agency's news release. The agency determined the company did not train the worker on safely operating the mechanical press, which also lacked adequate safety mechanisms.

Wellington Stamping faces $49,000 in proposed penalties and was cited for seven serious violations.

The man suffered the loss of his right pointer, middle, and ring fingers. "Our investigation found this young man's serious injuries could have been prevented if his employer had complied with OSHA safety standards. The company must correct these discrepancies," said Kimberly Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo.

OSHA also found that the company failed to train workers in energy control procedures, such as powering off and affixing lockout devices.

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