Napoleon Spring Works Inc. is facing $284,540 in fines for willful and serious safety violations after a temporary employee’s arm was amputated, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Archbold, Ohio-based garage door hardware manufacturer faces three willful and two serious violations.

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Investigators found the company failed to implement lockout/tag out procedures to prevent equipment from moving unintentionally during production, train employees on lockout/tagout practices, and install adequate machine guarding.

“This employer failed to protect its employees from well-known and preventable hazards,” said OSHA Toledo Area Office Director Kimberly Nelson. “As a result, the company remains in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.”

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