The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 27 citations totaling $65,600 to Primecraft Doors for what it calls “serious” violations at the company’s Malvern, Ark., location.

OSHA began an inspection on Dec. 2, 2015, after a complaint by a former worker about unsafe working conditions at the facility. Following the inspection, OSHA issued 27 serious citations to the company for exposing workers to amputation risk 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.

Primecraft Doors Inc., headquartered in Hot Springs, Ark., 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.

“We have our meeting with OSHA on March 2,” John O’Malley, the owner of Primecraft, told DWM. “We’ll see what happens then.”

 

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