Lack of machine guarding and dangling hair: a combination that can lead to painful injuries.
That’s what happened at Ohio Decorative Products in Spencerville, OH. Now the company also faces $91,000 in OSHA fines.
A worker was scalped when his hair was entangled in an unprotected rotating shaft on a piece of equipment. He was first taken to a local hospital then flown to one in Toledo for treatment.
The company received three OSHA citations — one willful, one serious and one repeat — all for failure to provide proper machine guarding.
OSHA had inspected the company 12 times before and issued 77 citations.