OSHA Fines New Hampshire Paper Company in Worker Death

By | January 27, 2011

A federal agency is fining a New Hampshire paper company for intentional safety violations in the death of a 34-year-old worker who was pulled through a paper rolling machine.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the APC Paper company of Claremont $288,000 for not having safety precautions in place.

Leo Gonyea of Enfield died in July 2010 after being pulled into a rolling machine.

OSHA said that the oversights included not having mechanisms that would spare workers from hand-feeding materials into a paper rolling machine.

The company has 15 days to pay or contest the fines. APC’s human resources manager Laura Gilbert says the company has no comment on the fines.

Topics Workers' Compensation

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