The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reported it is recommending a fine of $263,000 against one of the largest meat processing firms in the world for the more than a dozen workplace safety violations. Inspectors reported some of the workers were exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide and peracetic acid – without being given the proper personal protective equipment.
The investigation first began when a worker lost a finger that had gotten stuck in a conveyor belt that was not properly guarded while he was working in the de-bone area of the plant. He was trying to remove chicken parts that had gotten jammed in the belt. Continue reading