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U.S. Department of Labor

Melrose Park metal shop cited for 'amputation hazards'

A Melrose Park metal shop faces federal fines of nearly $55,000 for "exposing workers to amputation hazards." The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration said it cited Midwest Manufacturing & Distributing, which does business as Midwest Metal Forming, for three safety violations. OSHA, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor, said the sheet-metal maker was cited last year for "exposing workers to amputation hazards from unguarded machinery." OSHA said Midwest Metal also failed "to provide OSHA with information detailing how the company had abated the safety hazards." OSHA conducted a follow-up inspection of Midwest Metal on March 4. On Monday,...