MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal safety officials have proposed a $130,500 fine for a Milwaukee company where a worker’s arm was amputated as she tried to clean a machine.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the fine Thursday against Rexnord Industries Inc.
The company makes power-transmission and water-management products.
According to OSHA, the woman lost her arm when she reached into a mechanical power press and it unexpectedly began to run.
OSHA issued eight citations, including one with a proposed $70,000 penalty for failing to provide proper guarding on the machine. It also said the company failed to correct a previous violation.
Rexnord spokesman Jay Lee said the company plans to present OSHA with evidence to support a potential adjustment to the penalties.
Rexnord has 15 business days to contest the citations and fine.