Tyson Foods

Health
10:19 am
Wed December 18, 2013

OSHA Lablels Tyson Foods Plant In Hutchinson A 'Severe Violator'

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Tyson Foods plant in Hutchinson for more safety violations.

OSHA labeled the plant a severe violator, meaning future inspections will ensure the violations have been corrected.

OSHA also recommended a $147,000 fine for four violations found during a recent inspection.

A worker's hand was severed in June while he and three others were cleaning a conveyor belt; his arm was pulled into the equipment.

Health
6:20 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Ammonia Leak Sends Seven To Hospital

Seven people have been released from an Emporia hospital after an ammonia leak at the city's Tyson Foods plant.

Emergency workers were sent to the plant on Thursday.

KVOE News in Emporia reports that levels of ammonia at the site were registering at 10 parts per million, which is well below the lethal limit of 300 parts per million.

OSHA says workers can be exposed to a leak of 50 parts per million during an 8-hour shift.

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