Vista Window Cited for Safety Violations

March 22nd, 2016 by Editor

Vista Window Company  is facing $44,500 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations.

According to a release, OSHA opened an investigation of the window manufacturer after a 22-year-old employee’s right hand was caught in the rollers of a glass press he was cleaning. The worker suffered fractures, nerve and tendon damage.

During an inspection of the plant, OSHA says it found locking devices that were not used to prevent workers from coming in contact with moving parts during service and maintenance, machines lacking guarding, and injuries that were not recorded or reported.

A spokesperson for Vista Window declined to comment to DWM about the proposed citations.

In May 2015, Vista Window faced $79,200 in proposed penalties from OSHA for workplace safety violations.

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