OSHA fines poultry processing plant
Kings Delight has been fined for $155,000 by the U.S.
Department of Labour's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for
13 safety and eight health violations.
OSHA inspectors visited the Braselton, Ga., poultry production facility as
part of the Site-Specific Targeting Program, which aims to target the nation's
most hazardous workplaces for inspection based on their histories of having high
numbers of injury and illness cases.
"Our combined safety and health inspection showed that the company
disregarded proper safety and health procedures for its 200 employees," said Gei
Thae Breezley, OSHA's Atlanta-East area director.
OSHA proposed $97,500 in penalties for four repeat safety violations, and
an additional $27,500 for eight other serious safety violations.
OSHA also found eight health violations, including one repeat and six
serious violations, resulting in $30,000 in fines.
Kings Delight has 15 working days from receipt of the citations to contest
them and the proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and
Health Review Commission.
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