An OSHA investigation has determined that Accurate Manufacturing Inc. exposed employees to struck-by hazards. The company was investigated three times following the death of a worker at their Oklahoma manufacturing facility. The worker was killed while pressure testing a heat exchanger and the exchangers’ plugs blew off and struck the employee. Over the course of the investigations, it was determined that Accurate Manufacturing committed 36 violations, including 25 serious safety violations. These violations include failing to have an energy-control program, not installing machine guards, and failing to ensure that electrical equipment was maintained properly and in safe operating condition. Because of these violations, Accurate Manufacturing will have to pay $275,890 in penalties.
In a recent quote, OSHA Area Director Steven Kirby said, “Our investigations identified three dozen violations, most of them serious, and found hazardous conditions affecting nearly every aspect of Accurate Manufacturing’s operations. We have major concerns about the company’s lack of commitment to protecting its employees and a disregard of hazards that has contributed to an employee losing their life.”