Potsdam Specialty Paper faces fine after worker injury

Potsdam Specialty Paper faces fine after worker injury
Potsdam Specialty Paper

TOWN OF POTSDAM, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, plans to fine Potsdam Specialty Paper in connection with a worker injury.

OSHA inspected the mill in June after an employee got his arm caught in machinery. Police called the injury non-life threatening.

OSHA cited the plant for two 'serious' violations and has proposed a fine of $15,912.

According to OSHA, machinery was not properly guarded against accidental contact on the dry end of the mill. (See documents below)

Potsdam Specialty Paper has until close of business on November 18 to either reach a settlement with OSHA or to contest the citations.

OSHA officials said the company is scheduled to meet with them next week to discuss the citations.

7 News reached out to Potsdam Specialty Paper for comment. We’ll update this story if we hear back from the company.

The accident, which happened June 7, injured 35 year old Timothy Wendt of Oswegatchie when his right arm became caught in machinery.

He was first taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and then airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

State police described the injury as non-life threatening.

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