Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is facing $69,058 in fines for exposing its employees to burn, hazardous energy, amputation, and caught-in safety hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA investigators inspected Goodyear’s Social Circle, GA, facility in August and found seven serious violations.

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Investigators found the company failed to provide effective personal protective equipment to employees exposed to burn hazards.

In addition, investigators found the company did not provide procedures for controlling hazardous energy during equipment maintenance operations; exposed employees to burns from heated tire treads, and caught-in hazards from unguarded machines.  

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“Our inspection found multiple safety deficiencies that put employees at risk of serious injury or death,” said OSHA Area Office Director William Fulcher, in Atlanta. “Potential workplace hazards must be assessed and eliminated to ensure employees are afforded a safe work environment.”

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