OSHA fines poultry processing plant

23-07-2007 | |

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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