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June 6, 2017

Worker pulled into machine, crushed to death; $226K in fines

Jonathan Gilmore, 26, was killed when he was pulled into a machine and crushed. Now OSHA has issued the employer more than $226K in fines. 

The death occurred at Gulf Cable LLC in Milton, FL, on Nov. 29, 2016. The company manufactures electrical cable.

Gilmore was trying to guide electrical wiring cable into a re-spool machine when he was pulled in.

Now Gulf Cable faces $226,431 in OSHA fines for 12 violations, including:

“Employers have a responsibility to provide safe work environments for their workers regardless of production schedules,” said Brian Sturtecky, OSHA’s area director in Jacksonville, FL.

Gulf Cable has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to pay them, enter into informal talks with OSHA, or contest them to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

This article retrieved from SafetyNewsAlert.com

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