In national news:

A leading supplier of fast food and supermarket chicken (including such household names as KFC) is facing more than $1.4 million in fines this year for worker safety and health violations, including several that led a teenaged worker to suffer the amputation of his lower leg. OSHA has levied the latest penalties against Case Farms Processing Inc. for 16 violations at the chicken processor’s Canton, Ohio facility. The safety failures resulted in two serious injuries to workers while they cleaned machines. A 17-year-old worker, employed by cleaning subcontractor Cal-Clean had his left leg amputated from the knee down and a 24-year-old Case Farms employee lost two fingertips. The 17-year-old worker was illegally cleaning heavy machinery unsuitable for workers under 18 years of age. Both workers were penalized with termination after the incidents occurred. OSHA cited Case Farms for two willful, 10 repeated, and four serious safety violations with proposed penalties of $424,600 on September 24th. The agency also penalized Cal-Clean’s owner, Callaghan and Callaghan with $179,700 in fines on September 28th, for two willful, five serious and three other-than-serious safety violations. Both companies were cited for exposing workers to amputation, fall, electrical and other serious hazards.

Read the OSHA enforcement release here. Read further details from Eater here.

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