Door Maker Slammed by OSHA

Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 06:02 PM gHale

Door manufacturer, Primecraft Doors Inc., is facing $65,600 in fines for exposing workers to moving machine parts and risk of electrocution at its Malvern, AR, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA began an inspection Dec. 2 after a complaint about several unsafe working conditions at the Malvern location.

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Following the inspection, OSHA issued 27 serious citations to the company for exposing workers to the risk of amputations caused by contact with moving machine parts.

Citations also included electrical shock and electrocution hazards, and noted that proper procedures to lockout/tagout machines to prevent sudden machine starts or movement were not in place.

Five more citations ended up cited for improperly lit exits and not providing workers with required personal protective equipment.

“With more than 30 violations, Primecraft Doors must immediately address many hazards to the safety and health of their employees before someone gets seriously injured or worse,” said William “Monty” Cole, OSHA’s acting area director in Little Rock.