OH Workplace Accident: Sunfield Worker Hospitalized for Amputated Fingers

08/09/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Hebron, OH — A Sunfield Inc. worker was airlifted to a Columbus hospital, along with his severed fingers, after being involved in a workplace accident Monday afternoon, August 8, 2011. The workplace accident took place at Sunfield Inc., located at 116 Enterprise Drive, in the Newark Industrial Park at 3:47 p.m., reported the Newark Advocate.

According to Hebron Fire Department officials, the unidentified worker was airlifted via a medical helicopter to Riverside Hospital in Columbus, after parts of his two fingers were severed. The worker’s hand reportedly became caught in a piece of machinery at Sunfield.

The details surrounding the workplace accident have not been released.

This U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to investigate the Sunfield workplace accident.

Sunfield is reportedly already facing $104,500 in fines in connection with safety violations for repeatedly exposing workers to amputation hazards. Sunfield was cited for not having machine guarding for a robotic feeding arm, point-of-operation guarding on a milling machine and to properly train mechanical power press maintenance personnel.

“Sunfield was aware of the potential amputation hazards to its employees as a result of not having machine guarding in place and thus showed intentional disregard for employee safety,” OSHA Area Director Deborah Zubaty said.

Sunfield was cited for three safety violations in 2009 and another in February.

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