OSHA cites Auburn auto manufacturer for amputation hazards following employee injury


AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an auto parts manufacturer for amputation hazards following an accident that injured an employee.

Strahle + Hess USA Inc. now faces $140,554 in penalties from OSHA. This comes after an employee at the facility suffered a partial finger amputation while attempting to remove material from a lamination machine.

“OSHA cited the manufacturer for allowing employees to operate machinery without proper guarding, and for failing to develop and train employees on lockout/tagout procedures to control hazardous energy, lockout energy sources, and notify OSHA within 24 hours of the employee’s hospitalization, as required by law,” a statement read.

Strahle + Hess now has 15 days from the receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA or contest the findings.


Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.