MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. for 23 violations at its Milwaukee ground been production plant.
The agency is proposing fines of $146,400. OSHA says Cargill failed to develop “normal operating procedures” for starting ammonia refrigeration systems and conduct equipment inspections and testing at required times, among other things.READ MORE: Timeline: Events Since George Floyd's Arrest, Murder On May 25, 2020
Cargill says there were no employee injuries, ammonia releases or food safety issues associated with the alleged violations. Cargill Meat Solutions spokesman Mike Martin, in Wichita, Kan., says the alleged violations center primarily on documentation. He says the company has an emergency response plan in place to address ammonia releases. The company has 15 business days to comply or contest the findings.READ MORE: Kyle Quinn, 31, Killed In St. Paul's 3rd Homicide Of The Year; Suspect Arrested
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