Fostoria tile manufacturer faces $514,236 in penalties for safety violations

NOX US faces more than $500,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor cited the company for machine safety violations.

According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded to two separate reports of employee injuries back in June.

One employee required surgery after his hand was crushed in a tile machine. Less than two weeks later, another employee suffered partial amputations of two fingers while working on a recycle material system.

NOX was cited for failing to use adequate lockout/tagout procedures and devices to prevent unintentional machine movement, failure to train employees, and exposing employees to fall hazards.

The South Korean vinyl tile manufacturer, which built its first American factory in Fostoria in 2015, is facing a total of $514,236 in proposed penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

This story is developing. Check back with the Review Times for more information.

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