Metal Products Manufacturer Facing Stiff Fines for Dangerous Working Conditions

Lavonia, GA – OSHA has cited Wright Metal Products Crates LLC – based in South Bend, Indiana, and operating as WMP Crates – for exposing employees to amputation, chemical, and other safety hazards.

The company faces $195,034 in penalties.

OSHA cited the metal container manufacturer:

  • For failing to train employees on lockout/tagout procedures;
  • For employees not applying their own locks when performing die changes on machinery; and
  • Failing to provide appropriate eye and face protection.

OSHA also cited the company for exposing employees to hazardous paint fumes, failing to separate propylene and oxygen cylinders, and not properly labeling hazardous chemicals.

OSHA conducted the inspection in accordance with the National Emphasis Program on Amputations and the Regional Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Trucks.

“Effectively implementing comprehensive safety and health programs that include steps for identifying and eliminating hazards, protects workers, and prevents injuries and illnesses,” said OSHA Area Director William Fulcher, in Atlanta-East.

OSHA provides resources on requirements for labeling hazardous chemicalsmachine guarding, and eye and face protection.