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Ammonia Refrigeration System Earns Seafood Plant Severe Violator Status

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 525 | 0 | 0 min read

A Texas frozen seafood processor faces penalties of $155,000 and earned a place within the U.S. Occupational Safety Administration's Severe Violator Enforcement after a July inspection of the plant's anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system. OSHA said it issued citations for 11 serious and three repeat violations to Rich Products Corp. in Brownsville, Texas. Some of the citations were issued because the company failed to: Provide written notice of annual audiograms. Refit workers for hearing protection and training. Test ammonia detectors, and implement an emergency response plan f...

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