Glass Manufacturer Fined by OSHA for Safety
Violations in Indiana Auto Glass Plant
August 20, 2012
by Katie O'Mara, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
has fined Pilkingtons Shelbyville, Ind. auto glass plant $150,000
The inspection by OSHA comes almost two years after an employee
was fatally injured in the plant while completing a maintenance
operation. The employee, Kelly Caudill, died at the hospital later
from injuries sustained in the accident. The Shelbyville plant was
cited for OSH violations following the tragedy.
In the recent inspection report OSHA sites safety concerns about
maintenance technicians being, exposed to hazards including
but not limited to air, electrical, hydraulic, pinch points and
rotating parts throughout the facility." While some violations
appear to focus on incomplete training and procedural records, other
violations include inadequate training for energy control devices,
lack of machine guarding and live electric parts left unguarded
against accidental contact. Pilkington was cited for all of these
safety violations during the inspection in 2010 and upon re-inspection
has still not met OSHAs criteria, according to the safety
Pilkington has until August 22 to address the violations and pay
At press time, Pilkington had not responded to requests for comment
about the OSHA violations.
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