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Osha Fines Conagro Foods $90,000

ConAgro Foods were fined $90,000 for violations which lead to death of worker. One of the worker who was an employee of NW Metal Fabricators was inside the steel tank who was using potato washing when the welding equipment ignited and burnt up into gases.

The OSHA Investigation revealed that this tragedy could have been prevented if the employers paid attention to several basic precautions and considers the information available to them which is better known as Oregon OSHA.

The investigation concluded that companies violated several rules which are related to protecting employees who would enter spaces which may contain life threatening hazards.

The company was fined around $65,000 and Metal Corporation around $25,000 Incorporated.

To cite the violations companies have 15 business days to request an informal conference with OSHA director.