OSHA fines Tyson Foods over $260,000 for workplace violations

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered the multinational meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc. exposed workers to amputation hazards and high levels of carbon dioxide and peracetic acid without providing them with protective equipment.

OSHA responded to a report of a finger amputation at a Tyson chicken processing facility in Texas. The inspectors identified two repeated and 15 serious violations and proposed the company pay $263,498 in fines. The investigation found that the employee amputated his finger when it got stuck in an unguarded conveyor belt while he was working in the debone area. He was trying to take out chicken parts that got stuck in the conveyor belt.

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