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Big OSHA Fine for Local Company

By Don Morgan 

A local fruit and vegetable processor is fined more than $135-thousand for workplace safety violations.  

"Failure to insure employees were provided with adequate personal protective equipment, failure to insure they were provided with adequate hearing protection--and establishing a noise hearing conservation program" said Kelly KNighton with OSHA, detailing some of the charges leveled against Fresh From Texas. 

"The number of different serious hazards that we had found at the facility when we were doing our investigation, as wella s the repeat violations the company had had from a prrevious OSHA inspection" Knighton said, pointing out the violations were discovered after temporary workers came forward with complaints.  


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