Continental Tire cited for safety violations following worker injuries
5/13/2022 | 5:00 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON – A local tire manufacturing plant has been issued multiple citations from OSHA after three workers were recently injured.
According to a news release from OSHA, and previously reported by WFCN News, three workers at Continental Tire in Mount Vernon suffered "severe injuries" in two separate incidents in November 2021.
In the first incident, an employee unjamming a machine suffered the amputation of three fingers. The next day, one employee suffered severe burns requiring hospitalization and another employee suffered a concussion injury after an industrial rubber-compound mixer exploded.
OSHA has issued two citations for two repeated, 16 serious and five other than serious violations.
Inspectors allege Continental Tire the Americas LLC had deficient safety procedures for energy control, combustible dust preventative engineering, housekeeping, personal protective equipment, emergency egress routes and hazard communication. The company faces $341,866 in proposed penalties.