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OSHA Fines Cargill Meat Plant $146,000 For Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Cargill Solutions Corp. last week for 23 violations at its ground beef plant located in Milwaukee.

OSHA has proposed $146,400 in fines for the safety violations.

The violations include:

  • Failing to develop normal operating procedures for startup of ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Develop training procedures for routine, regular and temporary tasks.
  • Develop and implement procedures to maintain process equipment.
  • Review operating procedures for accuracy.
  • Readily provide operating procedures for ammonia refrigeration operators.
  • Annually inspect piping; conduct equipment inspections and testing at required intervals.
  • Correct deficiencies noted in an audit.
  • Perform investigations for each incident that occurred on system equipment.
  • Provide a guard on an open-side floor.

Cargill Meat Solutions has 15 business days to respond by complying, requesting an informal conference with OSHA or contesting the violations.

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a workplace accident, contact Monika Hartl, your Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation attorney and find out how we can assist you.

OSHA News Release

OSHA Report

 

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