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Ampac Mobile Holdings LLC – operating as ProAmpac – is facing $75,156 in fines for exposing employees to caught-in and struck-by hazards at the packaging manufacturer’s facility in Mobile, Alabama, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The company is facing one repeated and one serious violation.

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After an employee suffered a severe hand injury after being caught in a piece of equipment, OSHA officials started an investigation.

In a separate incident, another employee sustained a finger laceration when struck by moving machine parts.

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OSHA inspectors determined the employer failed to use machine guarding, and lockout/tagout procedures to control hazardous energy while maintaining or servicing machinery.

The inspection is part of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations.

“A comprehensive safety and health program, to include an evaluation and correction for amputation hazards, could have identified and prevented these injuries,” said OSHA Acting Mobile Area Office Director Jose Gonzalez.

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