A Yonkers, NY manufacturer of custom architectural woodwork faces over $100,000 in fines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA officials inspected the manufacturer after a serious worker injury was reported — an employee sustained a partial hand amputation on an unguarded radial hand saw. It seems the blades on the saw the worker was using didn't have the required guarding to prevent such an injury.
OSHA Officials found even more as they inspected the facility including mechanical, chemical and fire hazards plus untrained forklift operators and an eating area for workers where hazardous chemicals were used. Officials of the company, H&H Woodworking Inc, located at 25 Lake Avenue were not available to comment.
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