A Georgia manufacturing company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker suffered serious injuries when his head got caught in a machine roller last summer.
OSHA on Monday cited Lafayette, Georgia-based Bonded Logic Inc. for two willful, two repeat and 10 serious violations after inspectors said the 21-year-old line operator at the insulation manufacturer suffered severe head trauma in the Aug. 24, 2022, workplace accident.
Inspectors accused the company of willfully failing to develop and use lockout and tagout procedures designed to prevent machines from suddenly starting and moving during maintenance operations.
The company faces $423,432 in penalties. It has 15 days to contest the referrals.
The repeated violations relate to allegations that the company failed to install safety guards on machinery and failed to certify forklift operators.
The other violations accuse the manufacturer of failing to train employees about hazards associated with confined spaces, failing to ensure that energy control devices were applied to all energy sources during maintenance or service, and other alleged failures.
The company, which manufactures thermal and acoustic insulation products, was similarly cited in 2018 and 2021.