The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted a safety inspection of a Buffalo, New York, Tyson Foods Inc. plant on May 15. OSHA recently cited the plant for several workplace safety violations and could potentially fine Tyson $121,720.
OSHA conducted the inspection under the Specific Targeting Program, which is designed for workplaces that have the highest rate of injuries. Inspectors found electrical, mechanical and fall hazards. The plant was cited for failing to guard a roof hatchway and skylights, failing to provide safety practices meant to prevent electric shocks and arc flash burns, and failing to give workers protective equipment when working with energized equipment. The plant was cited 11 times for these issues and fined $61,000. Other fines totaling $60,720 resulted from repeat violations of similar problems found at other Tyson plants across the country.