Fostoria’s NOX US Facing Big Fine From OSHA

12/22/17 – 5:13 A.M.

A Fostoria manufacturer is facing more than $500,000 in fines. The Review-Times reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied the fine against NOX US Thursday. The agency inspected the plant after a pair of injuries in June.

The Ohio Department of Labor says one employee required surgery after a tile machine crushed his hand. Less than two weeks later, another employee suffered partial amputations of two fingers while working on a recycle material system.

OSHA found said NOX failed to use adequate lockout devices to prevent unintentional machine movement. The report also said the company didn’t properly train employees and exposed them to fall hazards.

NOX has 14 days to respond to the findings.

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