Safety Order Issued Against IN Foundry

Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 05:11 PM gHale

Indiana regulators issued a safety order against a southern Indiana foundry following an investigation into an employee’s workplace injury.

The Waupaca Foundry in Tell City, IN, has safety violations that include not following safety procedures and insufficient barricades, said officials at the Indiana Department of Labor. The state proposes Waupaca pay $20,000 in penalties.

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The employee injured in the July 17 accident at Waupaca’s Tell City operation was doing electrical maintenance when an electrical flash occurred, said Department spokeswoman Amanda Stanley.

That flash caused second- and third-degree burns to the employee’s right arm, as well as first-degree facial burns.

Waupaca said the employee has since returned to work “in full capacity.”

The company said, “Waupaca immediately implemented and will continue to take corrective actions as identified.”