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Monday, August 01, 2011

Texas AMF Bowling Cited for OSHA Violations

One doesn’t typically think of bowling as a particularly hazardous activity, but in this story one worker lost his life at a Dallas bowling alley while making repairs. Unfortunately, almost anyone can be the victim of a frightening workplace incident.

The article, which appeared in the Houston Examiner, reported that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AMF Bowling Centers Inc. for three serious and three repeat violations following the death of a worker at the company’s Dallas facility on Belt Line Road in Addison. OSHA’s Dallas Area Office initiated an inspection, after receiving a report that a worker was fatally injured from being caught in a pinsetter machine while clearing a jam.

Stephen Boyd, OSHA’s Dallas director said, “This company failed to install the required machine guarding on the pinsetter machine. If OSHA’s standards had been followed, it is possible that this tragedy could have been avoided.”

OSHA’s machine guarding standard was the 10th most frequently cited standard in 2010

Information about machine guarding can be found at www.osha.gov/SLTC/machineguarding/index.html.

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