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U.S. Department of Labor

Dec. 1, 2015

Workers exposed to multiple safety hazards
at Norwalk, Ohio, packaging plant

Employer name: Americraft Carton Inc., Norwalk, Ohio

Citations received: Nov. 23, 2015

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Toledo Area Office cited the paperboard packaging plant for seven serious safety violations.

OSHA opened an inspection of the Norwalk plant after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions that exposed workers to amputation and other hazards.

The agency found the company failed to:

Quote: "Each year hundreds of workers are injured by the same hazards OSHA found in this packaging facility," said Kim Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo. "Failing to install safety mechanisms on machines and equipment and train workers in safety procedures is unacceptable. Americraft Carton needs to make immediate improvements to ensure workers are protected on the job."

Proposed Penalties: $44,000

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To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint, or report amputations, eye loss, 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 Toledo Area Office at 419-259-7542.

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Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-6976, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 15-2249-CHI

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