Commercial Furniture Manufacturer Cited for 14 Serious Safety Violations

CACO Manufacturing was cited after machinery crushed and killed a worker on May 6, 2016

After heavy machinery crushed and killed a worker at a CACO Manufacturing plant, OSHA has cited the commercial furniture manufacturer for 14 serious and six additional citations.

An investigation into the May 6, 2016, incident determined the company failed to securely anchor or guard machines, did not properly identify lockout/tag out devices, lacked energy control procedures, and failed to train employees on hazardous chemicals present in the workplace.

"A worker's life ended tragically because CACO Manufacturing failed to ensure proper safety procedures were followed," said Mark Briggs, OSHA's area director in Houston. "This employer must take responsibility for the safety and health of its employees, and take immediate steps to reduce the dangers of working with heavy machinery and hazardous chemicals."

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