OSHA Cites Amtopp for Exposing Employees to a Fall Hazard

OSHA has cited Amtopp Corp. in Lolita, Texas with two alleged\r\nsafety violation and proposed penalties totaling $140,000.

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OSHA has cited Amtopp Corp. in Lolita, Texas with two alleged safety violation and proposed penalties totaling $140,000.

The company was cited with one willful and one repeat violation for failing to provide a standard railing on open-sided floors, exposing workers to a fall hazard.

In addition, the investigation found that the access platform to the inspection station had been altered by the employer and guardrails were not provided on all open sides.

The repeat violation was for not providing machine guarding to protect the operator and other employees from hazards created by the rotating parts, pinch points and points of operation.

by Melissa Martin

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