The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has conducted an inspection at Fond Du Lac plant of Milk Specialties, Co.
According to a press release from OSHA, a fire was reported by the company when a dust explosion occurred. The company works to convert liquid whey products into a dry concentrated powder.
The company was cited for willful violation as a result of the inspection for having combustible dust products. A willful violation means that there was a knowing disregard for the law. The proposed total for the violations is $72,oo0.
“This employer previously was cited for failing to comply with OSHA’s safety regulations. Failing to take appropriate precautions to protect workers from combustible dust explosions and fires is an unnecessary risk,” said Frank Winingham, OSHA’s area director in Appleton. “OSHA is committed to protecting workers on the job, especially when employers fail to do so.”
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