In local enforcement news:

OSHA cited Bancroft Bags Inc. in West Monroe for failing to guard machinery and implement appropriate shutdown procedures. In total, sixteen serious violations at the facility were found, with a total of $84,000 in proposed penalties. OSHA initiated the April 2015 inspection after receiving notification from the employer that a printing press operator, who was trying to remove a gear from its shaft, had his hand pulled into the gears and his index finger amputated.

Read the full release from OSHA here.

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