Feb. 18, 2016
OSHA finds Arkansas door manufacturer exposed workers
to dangers from moving machine parts, risk of electrocution
Primecraft Doors in Malvern issued 32 citations including 27 serious
Employer name: Primecraft Doors Inc.
Location: Malvern, Arkansas
Citations issued: Feb. 16, 2016
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration began an inspection on Dec. 2, 2015, after a complaint about several unsafe working conditions at the Primecraft Doors' Malvern location. Following the inspection, OSHA issued 27 serious citations to the company for exposing workers to the risk of amputations caused by contact with moving machine parts. Citations also included electrical shock and electrocution hazards, and noted that proper procedures to lockout/tagout machines to prevent sudden machine starts or movement were not in place. Five more citations were issued for improperly lit exits and not providing workers with required personal protective equipment.
Proposed Penalties: $65,600
Quote: "With more than 30 violations, Primecraft Doors must immediately address many hazards to the safety and health of their employees before someone gets seriously injured or worse," said William "Monty" Cole, OSHA's acting area director in Little Rock.
Link to the citations: http://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/PrimecraftDoorsInc_1109295.pdf
Information: Headquartered in Hot Springs, Primecraft Doors Inc. is a custom wood door manufacturer. The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint or report workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Little Rock District Office at 501-224-8118.
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Release Number: 16-326-DAL
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