• John Larrimer

Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys Irked by Repeat Offender

A food processing plant in Wisconsin has been cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for multiple safety violations, according to the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. OHSA officials cited the Richelieu Foods Inc. facility in Beaver Dam with 27 health and safety violations.

Violations included a failure to provide guards on machines with moving parts, failure to monitor noise levels and failure to properly train workers. OSHA cited repeat violations for failure to control hazardous energy and conduct periodic inspections. OSHA has placed Richelieu Foods in its severe violator’s enforcement program and it will be subject to random unannounced inspections in the future. Its proposed fines total $228,900.

“Companies with a higher than average rate of injury and illness for their industry have a responsibility to review their health and safety programs, and address worker training needs to reduce proactively the hazards and risks posed,” said OSHA’s Kim Stille.

It is disturbing when you see repeat violations of this nature. It makes it seem like the company does not make the safety of its employees a priority. Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you need assistance in filing for workers comp.

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys

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