OSHA Finds Safety Failures in Fatal Incident Investigation

OSHA has issued a dozen fines following the investigation into a Pensacola-area electric cable manufacturer

According to a news release from OSHA, the agency has issued a dozen citations and proposed $226,431 in fines following an investigation into the death of a machine operator at a Pensacola-area electrical cable manufacturer.

Gulf Cable LLC was cited for failing to take measures to protect the worker who was pulled into a re-spool machine and crushed as he attempted to guide electrical wiring cable into the machine, according to the report. OSHA found the machine lacked the required guarding to prevent him from coming into contact with the moving parts.

“Jonathan Gilmore’s death could have been prevented,” said Brian Sturtecky, O­­SHA’s area director in Jacksonville. “Employers have a responsibility to provide safe work environments for their workers regardless of production schedules. When employers fail to use equipment properly and safely, they put employees at risk of serious injury or worse.”

The 12 violations issued include: one willful, one repeat, seven serious and three other-than-serious safety violations.

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