N E W S R E L E A S E
Date: September 10, 2013
Cal/OSHA cited Henkel Corporation $200,825 for multiple serious and willful violations following the April death of a 26 year old temporary worker who became entangled with the exposed rotating shaft of a mixer while mixing industrial adhesive. Cal/OSHA sanctioned the company for failing to identify and safeguard against the hazards of working near the mixer.
“This tragedy was completely preventable, and underscores what can go wrong when
employers do not take the necessary measures to correct workplace safety hazards,”
said Christine Baker, director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Cal/OSHA
is a division within DIR.