Tribe Meditteranean Foods cited for 20 alleged OSHA violations

Posted on June 19, 2012 by

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A Taunton [MA] -based Hummus plant where a worker was killed is reviewing the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s citations for nearly 20 alleged safety violations.

A spokeswoman for Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc. said Monday that the company “deeply regrets” the December accident where 28-year-old plant worker Daniel Callazo was killed after he was pulled into a machine he was cleaning. She said the company remains committed to the health and safety of its employees.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced OSHA’s investigation of the company found it failed to train the worker and six others on hazardous-energy control procedures, which shut down machines before maintenance or cleaning.

The company faces more than $700,000 in proposed fines and has 15 business days to contest the findings before an independent review commission.
 
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