DOVER, OH – Marlite Inc., a manufacturer of wood veneer and decorative laminate panels, windows and doors, has been cited for amputation and 11 other safety hazards by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Proposed fines total $56,000.
OSHA said it inspected Marlite's Dover manufacturing plant in February as part of its National Emphasis Program on Amputations. OSHA inspectors issued a repeat violation for failing to provide machine guarding on drill presses. Marlite had been cited for a similar violation following a 2008 OSHA inspection.
Seven serious safety violations were issued including failing to anchor drill presses to the floor, provide proper fall protection, light exit signs and provide standard railings on stairs.
Marlite was founded in 1932 and produces products for myriad markets ranging from education and healthcare through residential and retail.