An auto glass plant could be fined following alleged health and safety violations.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) said Pilkington North America’s Shelbyville plant faces seven safety orders, according to official documents.
This is at least the third time in less than a year, and fourth time since 2010, that the state’s workplace safety agency has stepped in to address safety problems at the site.
According to the citation issued, Safety Order 1, Item 1 reads, "The employer did not establish and maintain condition of work which were reasonably safe and healthful for employees, and free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to potentially/broken bones and/or death due to employees not being protected from inadvertent start/restart of the robot or robot system when they are inside the safeguard space.”
Pilkington, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based NSG Group, makes glass for Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and General Motors at the 350-employee plant.