It is easy to report on workplace safety incident where the employer is facing charges or is at fault for an injury, but in one incident an inspection into workplace safety standards at Howard Precision Inc. in Guilford, NH, after an industrial accident last summer found no violations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials said.
A female employee at Howard Precision suffered a traumatic amputation of her lower left forearm after becoming entangled in a piece of machine shop equipment, fire officials said at the time of the Aug. 9 incident.
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OSHA’s Concord office immediately opened an investigation the day of the incident and completed it on Jan. 1. The victim’s identity was not disclosed.
“No violations were cited as a result of the inspection thus no citations were issued and no penalties were proposed,” said Edmund Fitzgerald, regional director for media affairs in OSHA’s Boston office.
The Gilford company specializes in the manufacture of sanitary fittings, tubes and piping used in plumbing applications for the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.