Amputation Brings Fines for PA Toy Maker

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 07:10 PM gHale

Toy Factory TX LLC – doing business as The Toy Factory LLC – is facing $112,523 in fines for workplace safety violations after an employee suffered an arm amputation while cleaning machinery at the company’s Elysburg, Pennsylvania, plant, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Inspectors found the company failed to develop acceptable procedures to prevent the release of hazardous energy.

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They also found the company did not apply lockout devices, train employees on lockout/tagout, and correct other electrical hazards.

“Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that employees have a safe and healthful workplace,” said OSHA Wilkes-Barre Area Office Director Mark Stelmack. “This company’s failure to use appropriate machine locking devices resulted in a serious injury that could have been prevented.”



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