Employee Lost A Finger At The Tootsie Roll Factory

Employee Lost A Finger At The Tootsie Roll Factory

Federal officials are recommending that Tootsie Roll Industries pay more than $136,000 in fines after a machine cut off part of an employee’s finger at its Chicago plant this year. The U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release Tuesday that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one willful violation “for inadequate machine guarding”¬†and proposed the fines after an investigation into the April 19 incident. The release says the employee reached into a machine to remove stuck paper debris when a bag sealer snapped shut on his finger. The company says it disagrees with the findings of the investigation.

The Canadian Press

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