November 2017 Enforcement

Chicago Container Manufacturer Cited After 4 Workers Suffer Injuries

Illinois

BWAY Corp., a Chicago container manufacturer, was cited by OSHA for multiple repeated and serious safety violations after the agency responded to four separate reports of employee injuries. One employee suffered two broken bones in his hand after it was crushed by equipment. Three other employees suffered amputations from unguarded chain and sprocket assemblies. Violations include failing to train workers on lockout/tagout procedures to prevent accidental machine start-up; failing to lockout equipment prior to clearing jams; and inadequate machine guarding.

Proposed penalties total $503,380.  Read the news release for more information.

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