OSHA cites food company after worker suffers partial finger amputation

OSHA cites food company after worker suffers partial finger amputation

A food company faces $109,939 in proposed penalties after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation while cleaning a machine jam.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Kraft Heinz Foods Company following the incident at the company’s Mason facility.

Federal safety inspectors determined Kraft Heinz Foods Company failed to:
• implement energy control procedures to prevent equipment from unintentionally starting
• install adequate machine guards and energy isolation devices
• and train employees on the use of energy control procedures.