Paper Product Manufacturer Cited After Worker Suffers Amputation
The paper product manufacturer was previously cited in 2015 for the same violation
OSHA has issued AJM Packaging Corp. for one repeated safety violation, according to a news release. After being notified that an employee suffered a partial amputation to his right hand’s middle finger, an investigation was opened up by the agency. The worker was refeeding paper into a machine when his finger was pulled under the feed roller and into an unguarded blade, says OSHA.
The repeated citation was given for not developing proper safety procedures in order to protect employees from the slitter blades on the bag machine.
“AJM Packaging was cited less than a year ago for this same violation and continues to expose workers to laceration and amputation hazards,” said Margo Westmoreland, OSHA’s area director in Savannah. “Employers must evaluate and correct safety and health hazards that expose workers to serious injury or death.”