At an inspection of a tortilla factory in Labelle, FL, OSHA found that the company failed to establish lockout/tagout procedures leading to a worker’s partial finger amputation.
OSHA discovered numerous health and safety violations at Twins Twins, LLC following an inspection as part of the agency’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations and Regional Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Trucks.
The agency found that the company:
- Failed to enact lockout/tagout procedures to prevent unintentional start-up while performing machine maintenance;
- Did not provide machine guarding; anchor a miter saw; and
- Did not notify OSHA within 24 hours of the employee’s hospitalization as required by law.
The company also allowed employees to operate powered industrial trucks without training.
OSHA has placed Twins Twins LLC in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
The manufacturer also has to pay a proposed $81,682 in penalties.