Wind turbine parts manufacturer fined $294K for machine safety violations

April 11, 2023
OSHA has cited a wind turbine parts manufacturing facility for failing to address violations found in an April 2022 inspection.

OSHA has cited a wind turbine parts manufacturing facility for failing to address violations found in an April 2022 inspection. Proinlosa Energy’s Houston plant has been fined $293,982 for machine guarding violations. According to OSHA, “workers were required to perform maintenance on machines and equipment without having an energy control program that included energy control procedures, employee training and periodic inspections.”

In a recent quote, OSHA Area Director Mhekeba Hager said, "The inspection found multiple instances of employees exposed to machine hazards due to the lack of machine guards. Industrial machinery is unforgiving and can cause sudden, severe and disabling injuries or worse when workers are left unprotected when energy control procedures and guards are bypassed or inadequate."

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