OSHA has slammed an auto supplier and staffing agency in Alabama with $2.5 million in fines after a young woman was crushed to death. According to the release, when she wasn’t employed as a temporary worker at a Cusseta manufacturer that stamps metal parts for Hyundai and Kia vehicles, 20-year-old Regina Allen Elsea was making final plans for her wedding. She died on June 18th after she and three of her co-workers entered a robotic station to clear a sensor fault. The machine started abruptly, crushing her inside. An investigation has led the agency to issue citations for 23 willful, serious and other-than-serious violations, including 19 egregious instance-by-instance willful violations, to Joon LLC, doing business as Ajin USA of Cusseta. OSHA also cited two staffing agencies – Alliance HR Inc., doing business as Alliance Total Solutions LLC and Joynus Staffing Corp. – for two serious safety violations each. Collectively, the three companies face $2,565,621 in penalties for the federal safety and health violations.
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