Machine Shop Faces Safety Fines
Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 06:02 PM gHale
Houston, Texas-based Machinery Maintenance Rebuilders Inc. is facing $57,820 in fines for five safety violations, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA initiated the January inspection as a follow-up to a 2015 inspection.
Machinery Maintenance, a full service machine shop, is facing citations for two failure to abate, two serious and one repeat violations for exposing workers to a variety of workplace hazards, among them struck by and amputation hazards for failing to protect workers from dangerous machinery without proper guarding and for the improper storage of gas cylinders.
“Any time a worker is exposed to machinery without proper guarding is one more time that worker is in jeopardy of losing a limb or even a life. Failing to adhere to this commonsense safety requirement will not be tolerated,” said Joann Figueroa, OSHA’s area director in the Houston North office. “It is the employer’s responsibility to find and fix hazards in the workplace.”