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OSHA cites Pilgrims for ‘preventable’ injuries

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MOOREFIELD, W. Va. —  The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration has found that "preventable safety violations" caused worker injuries at two Pilgrim's Pride facilities in Moorefield.

As a reult, OSHA cited the company for one repreat and three serious violations. Proposed fines total $46,825.

In less than 60 days, three employees suffered injuries — including one worker who had three fingers amputated. Another workers suffered a fractured arm and another was injured from a fall on a concrete floor.

"Amputations have lasting professional and personal consequences — and these injuries were needless and preventable," said. . .

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