Auto Parts Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Workers to Amputation Hazards

The manufacturer supplies auto parts to Kia and Hyundai.

OSHA has issued citations to Daeil USA Corp. for one willful, five repeated, 10 serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation.

According to agency's report, OSHA cited the manufacturer, which makes parts for Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motor Co., for its willful failure to develop, document, and utilize specific procedures to prevent multiple types of machinery for starting up during maintenance and servicing at an Alabama facility.

The repeated citations stem from failure to provide locks to secure robots from accidentally activating during maintenance and servicing; ensure protective screens and shields were in place during welding; and not ensuring that conveyor line stop buttons were colored red.

"Management at this facility has adopted a productivity-over-safety mentality and repeatedly claims that it is 'too expensive' to address the safety hazards found in this workplace," said Joseph Roesler, OSHA's area director in Mobile. "The safety culture of this company must change immediately; protecting workers must always come before profit margins. OSHA offers free consultative services to assist companies on how to operate safely."

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