A federal appeals court denied a review request by a manufacturing company cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker’s arm was broken and skinned.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday denied a bid by Massachusetts-based Riverdale Mills Corp. to review a decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission that issued three workplace safety citations following a workplace incident in April 2019.
A worker was trying to adjust welded wire mesh during a machining process when his arm got stuck. The machine broke bones in the worker’s arm and pulled off his skin.
The employer was cited for failing to comply with lockout/tagout standards, failing to provide hazardous chemical exposure training, and failing to comply with a request to provide safety data sheets.
A comp judge upheld the citations and the review board confirmed.
The appeals court said the evidence supports the judge̵7;s decision upholding all citations.
The court said a maintenance supervisor had access to the offending condition and that his testimony that the company never performed a periodic inspection on him in nine years working at the facility was credible.