Caterpillar – a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and a wide offering of related services – is being accused by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of ignoring safety procedures, according to news reports.
OSHA said in a news release Monday that Caterpillar Inc. is not doing enough to keep consumers safe. Caterpillar was cited for $66,000 for three safety violations. OSHA said that an employee was injured while trying to clear a jammed piece of equipment in a Caterpillar plant in East Peoria. The agency said Caterpillar failed to cut power to the equipment and failed to provide related training. One of the violations is considered serious, which means it could result in serious injury or death.
The company now has 15 days to comply with OSHA’s report.
As a Tacoma car accident attorney, I’m glad Occupational Safety and Health Administration is working to make sure all of Caterpillar’s machinery is safe and working correctly. I hope Caterpillar cooperates with the investigation to make sure all their products are safe.
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