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Auto parts maker cited after worker suffers injuries from explosion


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday it cited a Georgia auto parts manufacturer after a worker suffered severe injuries in an electrical transformer explosion in August 2023.

OSHA cited Columbus-based Aludyne Columbus LLC, which operates as Aludyne Columbus Foundry, after investigators discovered a worker was severely injured by an electrical arc flash while attempting to replace a blown fuse on a transformer.

Aludyne Columbus was cited for 22 serious and three other-than-serious violations after OSHA said the company engaged in numerous workplace safety failures, including not requiring employees to wear appropriately certified electrical suits while working in high-voltage energized areas.

OSHA proposed $182,344 in penalties.

The incident occurred six days after OSHA opened a separate complaint-driven inspection at the Columbus facility.

Aludyne Columbus has 15 business days to contest the citation and proposed penalty.

The company is a global manufacturer of aluminum, magnesium and iron cast and automotive parts that has more than 30 facilities in China, Europe, North America and South America.