Northern Wind Inc., a Massachusetts seafood processing plant, faces $66,800 in fines following an investigation into the death of a worker who became caught in an industrial ice-making machine. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company with nearly two dozen alleged violations of workplace safety standards.
Joseph Teixeira, a 40-year-old worker, was killed on May 4th when he got caught in the moving parts of the machine when it unexpectedly turned on while he was performing maintenance work. OSHA says the company lacked procedures to make sure that the machine could not accidentally become active while employees were working inside.
Source: Insurance Journal
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