Auto parts manufacturer fined $182K after worker is severely injured by arc flash

Feb. 26, 2024
OSHA was investigating a complaint when the agency learned that a maintenance worker at the auto parts manufacturing plant was severely injured from an electrical transformer explosion

An OSHA investigation has determined that Aludyne Columbus LLC, which operates as Aludyne Columbus Foundry, exposed its workers to respiratory and electrical hazards. OSHA was investigating a complaint when the agency learned that a maintenance worker at the auto parts manufacturing plant was severely injured from an electrical transformer explosion, causing OSHA to open a second investigation. The employee was attempting to replace a blown fuse on a transformer when they were injured by an arc flash.

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