A lawn & garden company was cited for exposing workers to amputation, struck-by, caught-in, electrical, fall, fire, and noise hazards. OSHA proposed penalties of $251,108.
Inspectors cited the company for safety and health violations, including amputation, struck-by, caught-in, electrical, and fall hazards; fire hazards from accumulated combustible dust; and exposure to excessive noise levels, and hazardous energy during machine servicing and maintenance. The inspection was part of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations.
“Employers are required to assess their workplace for potential hazards,” said William Fulcher, OSHA Atlanta-East Area Office Director. “Unfortunately, this employer failed to correct a wide-range of safety deficiencies and needlessly put their employees at risk of serious injury.”
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