Georgia auto parts maker taken to court after serious injury to worker

Aludyne Columbus Foundry faces $182,344 in penalties and citations for alleged 22 serious and three non-serious violations after a worker was seriously injured in Columbus, Georgia, the Labor Department said Thursday.

According to the DOL, a maintenance technician was injured by an arc flash while attempting to replace a blown fuse on a transformer, just six days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated a complaint inspection of the auto parts maker. The 25 citations cover the results of both inspections, the agency said.

Among other things, employees of the auto parts manufacturer are said to have been exposed.