OSHA has cited a Georgia insulation manufacturer for ignoring workplace safety standards after an incident last year left an employee seriously injured. The worker got caught in the roller of a nearby machine and experienced a severe head injury. OSHA inspectors found that Bonded Logic Inc. violated 14 standards, had failed to implement lockout/tagout procedures at its facility, and had failed to control the release of stored energy during machine maintenance. Bonded Logic will have to pay $423,432 in penalties.
In a recent quote, OSHA Area Office Director Jeffery Stawowy said, "Bonded Logic put profits before safety and now a young worker must cope with the aftermath of a horrible and preventable injury. The employer's failure to develop and ensure the use of lockout procedures for employees who work near and perform maintenance on dangerous machinery is hard to comprehend."