OSHA Cites Remington Arms Company LLC in Amputation Case

"The violations identified exposed employees to serious and potentially life-threatening injuries," said OSHA Syracuse Area Director Jeffrey Prebish. "Employers can minimize workplace dangers by conducting required job hazard analyses."

OSHA announced April 3 that it has cited Remington Arms Company LLC, based in Madison, N.C., for 27 violations of workplace safety and health standards after an employee's fingertip was amputated while working on a broaching machine at its Ilion, N.Y., manufacturing plant. The arms manufacturer faces $210,132 in penalties.

OSHA reported that its inspectors found numerous safety violations, including lack of machine guarding and exposures to electrical, chemical, ladder, tripping, crushing, and struck-by hazards. The company was also cited for health violations, including failing to conduct atmospheric testing in confined spaces, monitor lead exposure levels, implement a hearing conservation program, provide first aid training and appropriate protective clothing for employees working with corrosive chemicals, protect employees from exposure to cadmium, and label containers of hazardous chemicals.

"The violations identified exposed employees to serious and potentially life-threatening injuries," said OSHA Syracuse Area Director Jeffrey Prebish. "Employers can minimize workplace dangers by conducting required job hazard analyses."

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