Machine Safety
Aug. 12, 2016 - Meyer Steel Drum Inc. in Chicago, Ill., is facing $46,800 in proposed penalties for lack of adequate machine guarding.
Aug. 12, 2016 - La Espiga de Oro Inc., a Houston, Texas, tortilla factory faces $106,700 in federal penalties for exposing employees to amputation, machine, fall and extreme heat hazards.
Jul. 8, 2016 - This May, Baldor employees at the Fort Smith motor plant in Arkansas achieved 15 million hours with a lost-time accident — a milestone achievement they’ve been working toward since August 2010, says the company.
Jul. 4, 2016 - BFG Canada Ltd., a cracker manufacturer, pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries when a hand was pulled into machinery. The incident occurred on December 5, 2014, at the company’s manufacturing facility in Kitchener, Ont.
Jun. 29, 2016 - An explosion at Bonnell Aluminum plant in Newnan, Ga., has injured five workers and rocked buildings in the city’s downtown area. 
Jun. 10, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says Ashley Furniture, a retailer of home furnishings, has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle alleged safety violations at its plants in Arcadia and Whitehall, Wisc., and in Ecru and Ripley, Miss.
Jun. 10, 2016 - The Baldor Electric Company gearbox manufacturing plant in Belton, S.C., is celebrating a milestone achievement. This month, the company announced it recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents.
May 26, 2016 - A meat processing plant in Ajax, Ont., has pleaded guilty and fined $82,500 for two separate incidents in which workers suffered hand injuries.
May 10, 2016 - Monterra Lumber Mills Ltd., a remanufacturer of softwood lumber, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 in the death of a delivery driver who was killed while lumber was being unloaded from the truck he had been driving.
May 4, 2016 - Cargill Limited, operating as Cargill Value Added Meats, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered the loss of fingers to exhaust fan blades.
May 2, 2016 - The 2015 annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) shows a “year of stability and growth” as on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.
Apr. 21, 2016 - Schmolz + Bickenbach Canada, an international manufacturer, producer and distributor of steel products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered injuries that resulted in amputation.
Apr. 19, 2016 - U.S. Steel Canada/Acier U.S. Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after a worker lost consciousness and suffered fractures and burns after being caught and pinned by a hydraulic ram.
Mar. 31, 2016 - RES Precast, a company that designs, fabricates and erects concrete panels, pleaded guilty and was fined $65,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries from panels that tipped over.
Mar. 31, 2016 - Pilz Automation Safety Canada is now offering customers the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PHSR) service, which it says will compliment the “whole host of services offered by Pilz that are designed to help customers implement the relevant standards and directives and develop an optimum safety strategy for entire plants.”

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