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Recently OSHA inspectors found that HBD/Thermoid Inc., a rubber-hose manufacturer in Ohio, continues to put workers at risk of amputations and serious injuries by ignoring safety rules for industrial machines. HBD/Thermoid was cited for one willful and 10 serious safety violations and faces $134,000 in proposed penalties as a result of the October 2104 inspection. The inspection was opened under OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
A worker was killed after being caught in an industrial machine at the company's North Carolina location. Kim Nelson, area director of OSHA's Toledo office, shared the staggering data that "each year, more than 200,000 workers are injured by machines in the United States. Each day, an average of 12 workers are killed on-the-job. Employees and their families pay the painful price emotionally and economically when companies don't follow standards to reduce injuries."
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