Ohio manufacturer fined $254K after worker is caught in a pinch point and suffers severe injuries 

April 9, 2024
ArcelorMittal Tubular Products was ultimately cited for four repeat violations.

An OSHA investigation has determined that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products USA LLC failed to protect a 60-year-old employee from severe injuries. The employee, who was working as a tube handler, became caught in a pinch point created by a bundle of steel tubes and a rotating roller conveyor and suffered lower arm and wrist injuries. OSHA’s investigation deduced that the company did not guard the conveyor’s pinch points adequately, which led to the accident. Similar hazards were also found at the company’s Shelby facility in 2022.  

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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