MEAT PROCESSING PLANT FINED AFTER WORKER LOSES FINGERTIP
BAKERHILL, Ala. (AP) – A meat processing plant in Bakerhill has been fined more than $70,000 following an investigation after a worker lost his fingertip.
The Keystone Food plant is facing about $76,700 in proposed penalties following an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The agency began looking into the plant after a 65-year-old employee lost the tip of his index finger while cleaning an overhead saw blade on March 7.
The citations include unguarded platforms that pose a fall risk, unguarded saws and workers not wearing eye protection.
Keystone Foods is based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and supplies fresh and frozen food products including poultry, beef, fish and pork. It has several facilities in Alabama including a hatchery in Eufala.