OSHA Cites Company in Amputation Case

The company, a wooden post manufacturer, faces $109,548 in proposed penalties.

OSHA announced July 16 it has cited Dupont Yard Inc. after an employee suffered a partial hand amputation and other injuries while working on unguarded machinery in Homerville, Ga. The company, a wooden post manufacturer, faces $109,548 in proposed penalties.

OSHA cited the company for allowing employees to operate unguarded machinery and failing to have an emergency stop switch on a conveyor, exposing employees to caught-in and amputation hazards.

"Employers that fail to incorporate safety in their work operations are placing employees at risk for serious injuries," said OSHA Savannah Area Office Director Margo Westmoreland. "This employer's disregard for safety is leaving employees vulnerable to preventable hazards."

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