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CANTON, Ga. -- Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has received eight safety violations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker died at the company's Canton facility.
The citations include two repeat safety violations, two
other-than-serious safety violations and four serious safety violations,
which occur when there are hazards that could easily result in serious
injury or death.
Christopher Chin was killed while trying to remove a piece of cardboard from a hopper at the Cherokee County poultry plant in October 2012.
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"A tragic loss resulted from equipment that could easily have been guarded," OSHA Atlanta-East Area Office director Bill Fulcher said of Chin's death. "Establishing safety and health programs that identify and remove hazards before a worker gets injured or sick goes to the very core of providing a safe and healthful workplace."
Pilgrim's Pride faces $58,755 in fines for six of the eight violations.
The company has 15 business days to comply, request a conference with OSHA or contest the findings.