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Amputation at Tyson Foods exposes chemical, fall, fire hazards at TX plant

August 18, 2016 by


DALLAS – A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide and peracetic acid without providing personal protective equipment. Responding to a report of a finger amputation at the Tyson Foods Inc. chicken […]

Employee fatally injured after being caught in machinery at Alpha Baking Co.

November 3, 2014 by


CHICAGO – A 31-year-old engineer was fatally injured on May 27, 2014, when his head was struck by an unguarded rotating gear arm on a piece of bakery equipment at Alpha Baking Co. Inc. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Chicago baking plant for six serious safety violations […]

Tribe Meditteranean Foods ignored safety standards in worker’s death

May 22, 2014 by


By Megan Woolhouse and Michael Grabell Daniel Collazo was nearly done with his shift cleaning machines at the Tribe hummus plant in Taunton when other workers heard his screams. Collazo had become caught in the rotating screws that blend the hummus and struggled to free himself as slowly-winding 9-inch blades kept turning, crushing his arms […]

OSHA cites a meat processing plant after 2 workers injured, including amputee

July 27, 2012 by


OSHA has cited Anaheim, California Bridgford Food Processing Corporation with four safety – including willful and repeat – violations – at the company’s Chicago meat processing facility after a worker suffered amputations of two fingers on February 7, 2012 while operating a vacuum packaging machine. A second worker had been injured operating the same machine on […]

Tribe Meditteranean Foods cited for 20 alleged OSHA violations

June 19, 2012 by


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 […]