BOSTON (AP) - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Taunton-based food plant with nearly 20 alleged safety violations, following the death of a worker.
The Labor Department announced Monday that OSHA's investigation of Tribe Mediterranean Foods found the company failed to train the man who was killed and six other workers on hazardous energy control procedures, which shut down machines before maintenance or cleaning. It was also cited for failing to conduct periodic inspections of the procedures and having an exposed chain and sprocket on a conveyor.
In December, 28-year-old plant worker Daniel Callazo died after being pulled into a machine he was cleaning.
The company faces over $700,000 in proposed fines and has 15 business days to contest the findings before an independent review commission.