CGI Windows and Doors Faces OSHA Fines For Worker Accident

Hialeah, Fla.-based CGI Windows and Doors is facing fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following an accident in which one of its workers suffered what OSHA is calling a “partial finger amputation.” OSHA’s report says the incident occurred November 19, 2018.

“We work hard every day to make sure our employees have a safe place to work and that they work safely,” says Bob Keller, senior vice president of Florida operations at PGT Innovations. “We are committed to continuous improvement of our safety program, and we are committed to working with OSHA toward that goal. At CGI, our lost time injury rate and our recordable injury rate remain below industry average. That said, our goal is to eliminate all injuries, occupational illnesses and unsafe practices. We will continue to drive safety improvements and demonstrate our strong commitment to safety, because it is our sincere belief that all work-related injuries, illnesses and accidents are preventable.”

CGI was also cited for:
• A lack of machine guarding on several pieces of equipment;
• Failing to implement a program for inspecting mechanical power presses and correcting unsafe conditions; and
• Failing to develop specific procedures to verify the control of hazardous energy.

OSHA issued additional citations for CGI’s failures to: ensure employees wear hearing protection, address electrical hazards, anchor down a drill press and record injuries and illnesses within seven calendar days. The company contested the citations.

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