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Repeated Amputations at Ice Cream Plant in New Jersey

March 17, 2021 Eric Sorensen
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Repeated Amputations at Ice Cream Plant in New Jersey
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Repeated Amputations at Ice Cream Plant in New Jersey
Mar 17, 2021
Eric Sorensen

Back in 2018, a sanitation worker lost one finger and fractured another when his hand got caught in the crimping bar of a jammed ice cream wrapping machine at New Jersey-based Fieldbrook Foods Corporation.

It happened again this past September, when a maintenance mechanic lost two fingers while trying to repair the same machine.

OSHA reported March 15 that when it investigated in September, it found that Fieldbrook willfully failed to shut down and isolate energy to the machine during repair work at its Lockwood, New Jersey plant, which employs about 200 workers. For the repeated lockout/tagout violation, OSHA has proposed $237,000 in penalties.

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Back in 2018, a sanitation worker lost one finger and fractured another when his hand got caught in the crimping bar of a jammed ice cream wrapping machine at New Jersey-based Fieldbrook Foods Corporation.

It happened again this past September, when a maintenance mechanic lost two fingers while trying to repair the same machine.

OSHA reported March 15 that when it investigated in September, it found that Fieldbrook willfully failed to shut down and isolate energy to the machine during repair work at its Lockwood, New Jersey plant, which employs about 200 workers. For the repeated lockout/tagout violation, OSHA has proposed $237,000 in penalties.