OSHA: Bazzini Was Cited For 2008 Amputation Case
A man lost his arm at the candy maker's Moosic, Pa. plant, similar to what happen in Upper Macungie on Nov. 11.
The A.L. Bazzini Co. was cited in 2008 for an amputation case in its Moosic, Pa. plant, in similar fashion to the incident that occurred in Upper Macungie on Nov. 11.
Matt Dahms, assistant area director for OSHA's Allentown office, said the investigation of the incident is ongoing and could take up to six months to complete.
The victim was a 46-year-old Allentown man who lost his arm from the elbow. No word on the victim's condition is available.
No one at the company was immediately available for comment.
The 2008 OSHA report found four serious violations dealing with mechanical powered transmission appparatus, wiring methods and components for general use and general requirements.
According to OSHA, the best way to prevent amputation injuries on the job is to have guards and devices in place that limit access to machinery that can cause such injuries.
According to OSHA statistics, 4,547 workers were killed on the job in 2010, 3.5 per 100,000 full–time equivalent workers – more than 87 a week or more than 12 deaths every day. This is a slight decline from the 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009.
A.L. Bazzini Co. moved its manufacturing operations to 1035 Mill Road in Upper Macungie Township last April and is the main peanut supplier for Yankee Stadium. The company was founded more than 100 years ago and produces nuts, fruits and dried confections.