MIDDLEBURY — Serious safety violations found at Winnebago in Middlebury resulted in $15,000 in proposed penalties.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the Indiana Department of Labor inspected the facility at 201 14th St. on Nov. 6. The inspector found three serious violations and one non-serious violation, according to an order issued on Dec. 11.

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Glad to see that the one item about safety equipment has already been handled. Apparently the saw operator either was too inexperienced with the machine, or thought he knew more than the designers. Those guards are there for your protection. I haven't started up my saw and don't plan on it until it gets a guard (Bought it at auction a while back) As for the push sticks??? Unless something's changed since I was a sawman, those are generally just small pieces of wood with a notch. If we ever lost one, it took less than a minute to make a new one out of scrap.


OSHA should probably do this more often.

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