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OSHA makes ruling in nitrogen leak that killed 6 at Foundation Food Group

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Foundation Food Group faces more than $500,000 in potential fines related to a nitrogen leak that killed six people, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Jul. 23, calling the deaths “entirely avoidable.”

OSHA announced alleged violations against the Gainesville poultry processor and three other companies in the Jan. 28 incident. Six people were killed and 12 were hospitalized after the leak at the Memorial Park Drive plant.

“Six people’s deaths, and injuries suffered by at least a dozen others, were entirely avoidable,” said U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh in a news release.

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