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U.S. Department of Labor

Chicago manufacturing facility faces fines after worker amputations, crushed hand

Chicago manufacturing facility faces fines after worker amputations, crushed hand

A container manufacturer in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood faces more than $500,000 in fines after federal inspectors discovered several employee injuries, including amputations and a crushed hand.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the manufacturer, called Bway, after receiving four separate reports of injured workers at the facility, according to a news release from the federal agency.

One worker had two bones broken in his hand after it was crushed by a piece of equipment. Three others suffered amputations, according to the release.

In the past five years, 15 workers have had amputations as a result of...

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