OSHA Proposes Fine Over Injury At Auto Parts Plant

SOUTHFIELD (AP) – The U.S. Department of Labor says it is proposing to fine a Michigan-based auto parts maker $59,500 after a worker at a plant in Ohio had a finger crushed when a remote-controlled crane struck his hand with a mold.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Tuesday that the accident happened Nov. 1 at a plant in Huron, Ohio, owned by Southfield-based International Automotive Components LLC.

OSHA says it found 10 serious safety violations at the plant, including failing to make sure employees don’t work under suspended loads and do stay clear of loads being lifted by cranes.

Spokesman David Ladd says his company is cooperating with OSHA, takes the citation seriously and places high priority on safety.

International Automotive Components employs about 12,000 people in North America.

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