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December 30, 2017

Inadequate Lockout/Tagout Leads to Amputations at Nox US LLC

Nox US LLC now is in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program and must pay a proposed $514,236 in fines after two workers were severely injured.

The incidents, which occurred in June, led to surgery and partial amputations because of unsafe machine procedures.

“When dangerous machines are not properly guarded or de-energized, employees face an increased risk of serious injuries,” said Kim Nelson, OSHA area director, in Toledo. “Employers must monitor their facilities continuously to ensure workplace safety and health procedures are adequate and effective.”

The agency opened an investigation of Nox US LLC, an Ohio manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile, shortly after the two separate reports.

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