OSHA has fined a Fond du Lac milk plant $72,000 for a dust explosion that occurred last summer.
An investigation into the explosion resulted in three safety violations, including a willful violation for combustible dust hazards. Last August, the plant, which converts liquid whey into whey protein concentrated powders, was evacuated after a small fire and explosion occurred in a machine. Heavy smoke filled the five-story plant.
However, the company challenges the violations, stating that an explosion never happened but rather a small piece of milk product started to smoulder and created smoke. Previous OSHA inspections have yielded 52 violations at the company’s Wisconsin plants.
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