Worker’s Burns Lead to $122K in Penalties for Missouri Company

October 16, 2015

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing penalties of $122,000 for a glass company after a worker in southeast Missouri suffered third-degree burns on the job.

OSHA announced the proposed penalties on Oct. 14 for Piramal Glass USA Inc.

It isn’t clear if the company will contest the penalties. Messages seeking comment from Piramal were not immediately returned.

OSHA says the accident happened July 11 when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited residue that had leaked from machines. A 34-year-old machine operator suffered burns on his legs and hands.

OSHA says the worker was not provided fire-retardant protective clothing, as required by the company’s own policy. He has not been able to return to work since the injury.

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