Cal/OSHA proposes more than $280,000 in fines for foundry after amputation

By Business Insurance

Mar 07, 2018

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The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it has cited Alhambra Foundry Co. Ltd. for workplace safety and health violations following a confined space accident that resulted in the amputation of an employee’s legs, with $283,390 in proposed fines.

In August, following a cleaning of an auger screw conveyor, a moving auger screw pulled a worker into the conveyor. Both his legs had to be amputated to free him, Cal/OSHA said in a statement.

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