New York Gunmaker Cited After Worker’s Finger Amputated

October 17, 2012

A western New York firearms manufacturer faces up to $148,000 in penalties after a worker’s finger was amputated by a machine earlier this year.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that U.S. Occupational Safety Health Administration officials in Syracuse say Crosman Corp. was cited for 23 serious safety violations after the worker was injured in March at the company’s Ontario County plant in Bloomfield, 20 miles southeast of Rochester.

The agency says the employee’s finger was amputated when a machine started up while the worker was setting it up.

The citations included machine guard and electrical hazards, unguarded open-sided floors, and damaged and unstable metal storage racks.

According to Crosman’s website, the company manufacturers various air guns, rifle scopes, sights and archery products.

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