$214K Fine Set for 2 Amputations

$214K Fine Set for 2 Amputations

There are 5 comments on the PaintSquare story from Jul 13, 2011, titled $214K Fine Set for 2 Amputations. In it, PaintSquare reports that:

An Illinois metal fabricator and painter is facing $200,000 in federal fines and several major citations following amputation injuries suffered by two workers in eight days.

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weneedjobs

Sun City, CA

#1 Jul 14, 2011
This is a shame, people need jobs, but they need to be safe. Many people will say that if this plant was a union shop this would not have happen, that should never be the case. Workers should always work safely, and companies should ensure that they do, however, sometimes employees in one way or another are force to work under unsafe conditions, are be fired.


Hot Tamoli

Cleveland, OH

#2 Jul 14, 2011
When working dangerous machines.....one should always practice safety.....union or no union. Accidents happen.....but really? 2 amputations in 8 days??? I'm sure they saw this coming.....we'll just wait and see what happens now.
Hello

Gibson City, IL

#3 Jul 14, 2011
OSHA can go in to ANY business in the US and write a pile of tickets Union or non-Union. Some of the rules that they have are crazy. Look around your desk.....if you were at a job.....and you have Whiteout, Nail Polish, Hand Lotion, Air Freshner......you need to have MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for everything you have. If not, thats a violation. And we wonder why all of the jobs have moved to Mexico and China.

The Dittrich family have done a lot for Watseka and the area. There are a lot of people who have a roof over their heads and food on the table because of these people. Not only at T&D but all of the other businesses that they are involved in.

To the Dittrich's.....sorry you are going thru this and I'm praying for you and your family. Thank you for all you do!
Fingers Shmingers

United States

#4 Jul 14, 2011
214,000 is nothing....we'll pay it...move along,show's over. Nothing to see here...pay no attention to the blood on the machines.....
sexinthecity

Charleston, IL

#5 Jul 14, 2011
Hello wrote:
OSHA can go in to ANY business in the US and write a pile of tickets Union or non-Union. Some of the rules that they have are crazy. Look around your desk.....if you were at a job.....and you have Whiteout, Nail Polish, Hand Lotion, Air Freshner......you need to have MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for everything you have. If not, thats a violation. And we wonder why all of the jobs have moved to Mexico and China.
The Dittrich family have done a lot for Watseka and the area. There are a lot of people who have a roof over their heads and food on the table because of these people. Not only at T&D but all of the other businesses that they are involved in.
To the Dittrich's.....sorry you are going thru this and I'm praying for you and your family. Thank you for all you do!
Well lets see i know if they have money and are doing so well at their company then why cant they afford new machines i know one machine i worked on that miss pressed alot on its own, So whoever was running the machine would have to be chained to it so when you were running it you couldnt get your hand up there.

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