Wilson Sporting Goods is facing federal fines of more than $65,000 for workplace safety violations at its Ada, OH factory that makes the National Football League’s footballs.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found Wilson in violation six times of workplace-safety rules. The fines all involved failures to properly cut off the power on equipment before workers replaced parts or performed maintenance. The fines follow a partial finger amputation of one of its employees in June.
Maintenance employees also were exposed to potential amputation injuries when equipment was not locked out prior to a belt changing, the federal agency reported. The agency also cited the football factory for allegedly not ensuring that workers were trained in an energy control program.
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