Remington Arms Cited For 27 Safety And Health Violations
Remington Arms has been cited for 27 workplace safety and health standards after an employee's fingertip was cut off while working on a machine at Remington's Ilion plant.
Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found numerous safety violations, including a lack of machine guarding and exposures to electrical, chemical, ladder, tripping, crushing and struck-by hazards.
The company was also cited for several health violations, including failing to conduct atmospheric testing in confined spaces and failing to monitor lead exposure levels.
“The violations identified exposed employees to serious and potentially life-threatening injuries,” said OSHA Syracuse Area Director Jeffrey Prebish. “Employers can minimize workplace dangers by conducting required job hazard analyses.”
The arms manufacturer faces $210,132 in penalties.
Remington has 15 days to comply with the penalties, request a conference with OSHA's area director or contest the findings.