When you go to work, it's your employer's duty to make sure the machines you use are safe and have the right guards in place. If a guard is missing on a piece of machinery, you could be injured by being caught in the machinery or even pulled into it. In extreme cases, this can lead to death. In best-case scenarios, workers can get out without injuries, but these cases rarely work out that way.
In this case, a worker in Ohio suffered serious injuries after his arm was caught in a machine at a local rubber-hose manufacturing plant. According to the news out of Bellefontaine, Ohio, the manufacturer had previously been cited for 11 machine safety violations, and now it faces $70,000 in fines alone after a lapse in safety led to a 27-year-old man suffering serious injuries.