Peanut Processor Faces Safety Fines

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 05:09 PM gHale

Great Southern Peanut LLC is facing $309,505 in fines for safety and health violations after conducting a follow-up inspection as part of a formal settlement with the agency, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Leesburg, Georgia-based peanut processing facility faces 13 repeat violations and one serious violation.

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OSHA cited the company for failing to develop and implement procedures for confined space entry; train employees on confined space hazards; reduce compressed air to the required level; and meet recordkeeping requirements.

The company was placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

“This employer failed to adhere to the terms of a formal agreement to correct workplace hazards identified in a previous inspection, continuing to put employees at risk of serious injury,” said OSHA Savannah



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