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Hurt at Work Lawyer – A Lubbock, TX, Company Faces $50,400 in Proposed OSHA Penalties – Part 2

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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English: Administration building at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected Breedlove Foods Inc. in Lubbock, Texas, on October 16, 2015, after an employee’s hand was amputated by a feed auger as the worker was cleaning in and around the operating machine. As a result of the investigation, OSHA cited Breedlove for 12 alleged serious violations for a total of $50,400 in proposed penalties.

The following is information about the second, third, and fourth alleged serious OSHA violations against Breedlove:

OSHA alleges that the floors of workrooms were not maintained in a clean and, as much as possible, dry condition. Workers at Breedlove Foods, Inc. were allegedly exposed to slip and fall hazards at the Dry Room while walking and/or working in areas that were wet and were not maintained in a dry condition. The proposed penalty for this alleged serious OSHA violation is: $2,800.

OSHA alleges that exit routes were not kept free from obstructions. Employees were allegedly exposed to health and physical hazards in the Raw Area, where exit routes were not kept free of overflow materials or clutter. The proposed penalty for this alleged serious OSHA violation is: $2,800.

OSHA alleges that an employee was not designated and trained to assist in a safe and orderly evacuation of other employees, as required by OSHA standards. The proposed penalty for this alleged serious OSHA violation is: $3,500.

In Part 1 and this continuing series, learn more about the alleged serious violations for which Breedlove of Lubbock has been penalized by OSHA.

–Guest Contributor

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