Wisconsin’s Ashley Furniture faces $1.76 million in fines over worker injuries

February 2, 2015 11:00 PM

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Wisconsin’s Ashley Furniture faces $1.76 million in fines over worker injuries

ARCADIA, Wis. (WITI) — 4,500 employees at Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., in Arcadia, experienced more than 1,000 work-related injuries in a three-and-a-half year period.

One worker became another terrible statistic when he lost three fingers in July 2014 while operating a dangerous woodworking machine without required safety mechanisms in place. Of the injuries recorded, more than 100 were caused by similar machinery.

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