US poultry processor hit with proposed fine for safety violations

Related tags Occupational safety and health

A US poultry processor has been hit with a proposed fine of nearly $150,000, after a complaint was made about safety at one facility, the US Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced.

KD Acquisition, which trades as Coleman Natural Foods, has been cited for eight violations at its Braselton plant – including failing to install machine guards where employees could come into contact with moving parts.

The company has 15 business days to comply with the proposed penalties, request a meeting with OSHA officials or contest the fines – which totalled $142,150.

OSHA, which is part of the US Department of Labour, has proposed a fine of $121,000 in relation to three repeat violations, and $21,150 for four serious violations.

“OSHA will not tolerate conditions that endanger employee safety. The company has been cited for similar hazards in the past, and there is no excuse for OSHA finding them again during our latest inspection,”​ said OSHA official William Fulcher.

Related topics Processing & Packaging

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