An El Paso metal stamping plant faces more than $321,000 in OSHA fines after failing to correct “a history of safety violations dating back 15 years.” OSHA issued 13 safety and health citations to D&D Manufacturing Inc. following a recent inspection prompted by a formal complaint. The inspection identified 13 safety and health citations for exposing workers to amputations and other serious injuries from unsafe machinery, including a violation for ignoring the danger of allowing employees to work with a defective 500-pound metal press that the company knew had repeatedly dropped without warning in the past. According to OSHA, D&D also neglected to provide eye protection for hazards on the factory floor, which included flying metal shards. OSHA cited the company for four willful, one repeated, six serious and two other violations.
Read the full release from OSHA here.