- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Tuesday announced that Tyson Foods Inc. has been cited for violations at a plant in Buffalo, N.Y.
- Tyson faces as much as $121,720 in fines for the violations, which involved "new and recurring hazards" that "exposed the plant's workers to falls, electrocution, burns, being caught in unexpectedly activated machinery and ammonia," Art Dube, OSHA's area director for Buffalo, explained in a press release.
- Tyson is now reviewing the citation and may appeal, which it would need to do with 15 days.
KHBS reports that a Tyson statement called workplace safety "a cultural value" and that it is likely to appeal. Dangers in the meat processing industry, of course, have been around for as long as the business has existed, which makes it all the more troubling when stories like these emerge. Whatever happens, we certainly hope that everyone working in Buffalo is being taken care of.