Manufacturing News / Industrial Safety

California ceramic manufacturing company fined $250K after worker dies

By the San Francisco Chronicle

Mar 27, 2019

California has issued more than $250,000 in fines to a ceramic manufacturing company in Southern California following the death of an 18-year-old employee.

The Orange County Register reported Tuesday that Enrique Vasquez Garcia's arm became entangled in the blades of an industrial mixer, and he was pulled into the machine at the Aardvark Clay & Supplies Inc. in September 2018.

The state Department of Industrial Relations says investigators found that the Santa Ana shop's four industrial mixers had unguarded openings, exposing employees to the machines' moving parts.

To learn more, read "Ceramic manufacturing company fined $250K after worker dies" from the San Francisco Chronicle.