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An Auburn company has been cited by the Department of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Administration after a worker lost a finger while working.

The DOL reports that Pyongsan has been cited with one willful safety violation after the worker had a finger amputated while crimping air conditioning hoses on a new vehicle at a facility in Auburn.  The DOL says the violation is for failing to provide machine guarding for the points of operation on the crimping machines. 

"A willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health," according to a news release.

"Although management was aware the crimpers and bending machines lacked machine guarding, no action was taken to protect workers from injury," said OSHA are director for Mobile, Joseph Roesler.

Pyongsan America manufactures automotive parts for Hyundai Motor Co.  According to the release, proposed penalties total $69, 300.  The company has 15 business days after getting the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a meeting with the area director or contest the findings before and independent Review Commission.

 

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