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Starke Plant Fined $91,000 For Safety Violations

The inspectors of federal state cited the Griffin Industries rendering plant in Starke with around six safety violations which are proposed for $91,000 in fines as stated by OSHA law. This citation includes a willful violation for not providing workers with fall protection above an industrial blender with a repeat violation for conducting an annual audit of tag out for equipment energy sources.

This citation include three serious and one other violation for failing to anchor an machine which provides a lock out for equipment for shutting down equipment during cleaning for not covering floor hole.

Griffin has 15 business days from the receipt of citations to request an informal conference with OSHA for its penalties.

The company headquartered in this area collects and recycles the poultry related products for use in pet animals for food, leather and petroleum industries.