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Cal-OSHA Fines Employers $74,500 for Meat Grinder Accident

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 1094 | 0 | 0 min read

California workplace safety inspectors fined a meat processing company and a temporary employment agency a combined $74,500 after a worker was severely injured attempting to unclog a meat grinder. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly called Cal-OSHA, said a worker at Vitco Meats in San Luis Obispo nearly died on July 16, 2015, while attempting to remove ground beef that was stuck in a hopper that feeds the grinder.  Cal-OSHA did not identify the worker in a statement released Tuesday, but the NBC affiliate in San Luis Obispo reports the injured man is Hect...

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