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Tyson Foods Cited by OSHA for Over $100,000 in Fines

OSHA has cited Tyson Foods, Inc. with various workplace safety hazards totaling $121,720 in fines, according to a press release from OSHA. The company, which produces chicken, beef and pork, was cited as part of OSHA’s Site Specific Targeting Program. The company has been cited for similar hazards at facilities in three other states.

The hazards cited include failing to guard skylights and roof hatchway, failure to guard a press, failure to provide safety-related work practices to prevent electric shock and arc flash burns, and failure to provide workers with protective equipment when using energized equipment.

Recurring hazards included failure to document that refrigeration equipment complied with good engineering practices, failure to guard floor holes and failure to maintain a sufficient workspace in front of electrical equipment. The recurring citations totaled $60,720 in fines.

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