Feed Maker Faces Repeat Safety Fines

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 01:12 PM gHale

ST Feed Mill, LLC doing business as Thomas Moore Feed, is facing $91,911 in fines for 10 health and safety violations at its Navasota, TX, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Thomas Moore Feed specializes in manufacturing animal feed and employs 47 employees.

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OSHA investigators initiated a follow-up inspection of Thomas Moore Feed on Aug. 24.

Investigators found the employer failed repeatedly to guard machinery and protect employees against fall and grain dust hazards. OSHA’s Houston North Area office cited the employer for eight serious violations and two repeat violations. The agency cited the animal feed manufacturer for similar violations in February 2015.

“Thomas Moore Feed cannot continue to expose workers to such serious hazards as unguarded machines and combustible grain dust,” said Joann Figueroa, OSHA’s area director in the Houston North office. “Negligence like this can be fatal, and can lead to serious injuries or worse. Employers must follow OSHA’s standards to protect workers and ensure a safe workplace.”

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