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Osha Investigates Cudahy Plant Fire

An investigation into a fire at Patrick Cudahy plant has been launched. OSHA investigators have been called to scene to investigate the case.The Cudahy plant is already having a history of safety violations of OSHA.

So this accident has made OSHA authorities more involved in checking out whether the accident involved the violations of workplace safety.

If the fire had been due to violations of safety laws then the company would be required to pay a huge amount of penalty. Similar type of violations have been cited at Cudahy plant three years ago when firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at the plant after workmen sparked a fire in a three storey vat of fat.

This fire resulted in five serious violations by OSHA which led to thousands of dollars of fine to be paid by company. In 1990, Patrick Cudahy made headlines when OSHA cited the company for failing to properly report 550 occupational injuries three year period.

This investigation would take months of time to reveal the exact cause of the investigation