Arms maker, Remington Arms Company LLC – based in Madison, NC – is facing $210,132 in fines for violations of workplace safety and health standards after an employee’s fingertip ended up amputated while working on a broaching machine at its Ilion, New York, manufacturing plant, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Inspectors found numerous safety violations, including lack of machine guarding and exposures to electrical, chemical, ladder, tripping, crushing, and struck-by hazards.
The company was also cited for several health violations, including failing to conduct atmospheric testing in confined spaces, monitor lead exposure levels, implement a hearing conservation program, provide first-aid training and appropriate protective clothing for employees working with corrosive chemicals, protect employees from exposure to cadmium, and label hazardous chemicals containers.
Remington is facing 34 serious violations and two other than serious violations.
“The violations identified exposed employees to serious and potentially life-threatening injuries,” said OSHA Syracuse Area Director Jeffrey Prebish. “Employers can minimize workplace dangers by conducting required job hazard analyses.”