Worker Amputations Lead to $266K in Fines for Georgia Manufacturer -- Occupational Health & Safety
OSHA kicked some butt on this one.
Crespac Inc., a Tucker, Ga was cited with 34 with three willful, four repeat, 19 serious safety and health violations with a possible $266,400 in penalties.
the reason we say possible is because they have 15 days to contest these violations and more than likely they will. Lets see what happens with the second round, I do agree everyone should have the right to defend themselves however what defence is there for lack of interest.
Referring to the amputation incidents, OSHA's Atlanta-East Area Office Director Gei-Thae Breezley said, "In both instances, management knew of deficiencies but acted with plain indifference by failing to correct the problems in a timely manner that could have prevented these amputations."
Other-than-serious violations relate to the company's failure to conduct timely inspections of overhead cranes and related equipment and recordkeeping deficiencies in required OSHA incident logs.