One of the most dangerous types of accidents that can occur in a factory is known as a machine guarding accident. A machine guarding accident involves a machine what was not properly guarding so as to prevent a worker from getting an arm, leg, hand, or other body part trapped in a piece of moving machinery. An improperly guarded machine can easily result in serious personal injury or even death.
According to a recent news article from WCPO, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just levied a substantial fine against a baking factory after a worker suffered a partial amputation of his arm while cleaning one of the machines at the factory. The fine was just under $150,000. Continue reading