OSHA Cites Georgia Auto Parts Manufacturer, Proposes Maximum Penalties

OSHA has cited Georgia auto parts manufacturer HP Pelzer Systems Automotive Inc. for safety violations after an employee suffered a finger amputation.

OSHA has cited Georgia auto parts manufacturer HP Pelzer Systems Automotive Inc. for safety violations after an employee suffered a finger amputation. The company faces a proposed penalty total of $129,336, the maximum amount allowed.

OSHA investigators found the employee was removing a gear box motor from an energized scissor lift when it rotated and severed the tip of the employee's finger. The employer was cited for one repeat citation for failing to train employees on energy control procedures to prevent machinery from accidentally starting during maintenance and service.

"Employers must provide adequate training and appropriate protective equipment to ensure the safety of their employees," said William Fulcher, OSHA Atlanta-East Area Office director. "This company has a history of repeated disregard for safety requirements, exposing workers to amputation hazards. OSHA will continue to hold this company accountable to ensure the safety of employees."

Once the company receives its citations and penalties, it has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director or contest the investigations findings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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