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OSHA proposes $154K in penalties against Foundation Food Group

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Cites March ammonia leak that followed January incident

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  — On Jan. 28, 2021, an uncontrolled release of liquid nitrogen at Foundation Food Group, a Gainesville, Ga., poultry processing facility claimed the lives of six workers. Less than two months later, workers were again subjected to a chemical release at the plant, after an ammonia leak on March 11, the agency noted.

A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation identified 23 safety and health violations at the facility. OSHA cited Foundation Food Group for exposing workers to dermal and respiratory hazards associated with. . .

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