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Auto-Parts Plant Fined $309K Following Finger Amputation

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 536 | 0 | 0 min read

An auto-parts manufacturer in Buford, Georgia, is facing $308,906 in proposed penalties after two employee injuries, including a finger amputation, this year. Elringklinger USA Inc. was cited on Oct. 31 for 29 serious and three other-than-serious safety violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company has 15 business days to contest the citations. In May, an employee performing maintenance on a screen print machine was injured, according to OSHA. And in July, a worker suffered an amputation of the left index finger while making an adjustment on a punch press ...

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