ATW Automation has received a citation from OSHA after a worker died from injuries received while working at the Dayton, Ohio facility. The company is facing $63,000 in fines for nine OSHA violations after a worker received blunt force trauma injuries when he was caught up in a conveyor system and pinned in place during a power-down process. The worker survived the accident but died a week later from his injuries.
The violations by ATW include:
- Failure to conduct and document inspections of specific energy procedures in several departments which is a repeat offense.
- Failure to guard the area around the roller lift conveyor to keep workers safe from moving parts.
- Failure to provide personal protective equipment for working metal grinding wheel.
- Failure to ensure workers are using proper safety glasses.
- Failure to train employees on using personal protective measures when working with electrical equipment.
- Failure to implement proper lockout/tagout program for machines and failure to notify workers about power-down conditions.
- Failure to develop energy control procedures for equipment.
- Failure to train workers on methods for isolating and lock out of all energy sources for machines in several departments.
- Failure to conduct regular testing of insulated rubber gloves used with electrical equipment work.
ATW has 15 business days to make a decision on contesting the fines instituted by OSHA.