Thomson, GA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited auto parts manufacturer HP Pelzer Systems Automotive Inc. for safety violations after an employee suffered a finger amputation. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $129,336, the maximum amount allowed.
“Employers must provide adequate training and appropriate protective equipment to ensure the safety of their employees,” said OSHA Atlanta-East Area Office Director William Fulcher. “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.”
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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