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Unsafe Working Conditions at NE Bakery Net Over $122K in Fines

Bimbo Bakeries USA faces $122,625 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to multiple hazards at its Bellevue commercial bakery. Federal workplace safety investigators cited the Bellevue facility for three repeat and three serious violations, since they had cited Bimbo twice before for similar hazards. Violations included lack of machine guarding, failing to provide fall protection…

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Wegmans Fined an Additional $140K for Repeated Lockout Accidents

Rochester, NY – The bakery division of NY-based supermarket Wegmans again faces steep OSHA fines for repeated lockout tagout failures – this after being fined $188,000 in 2015 for failing to implement lockout tagout procedures in their central baking facility. These new fines were triggered by a December 2015 incident at Wegmans’ central baking facility…

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Grocery Store Baker Killed When Pulled Into Industrial Mixer

Sandy, UT – An employee of the Reams grocery store in Sandy, UT suffered a fatal workplace accident when she fell into an industrial mixer on February 3, 2016. 45-year-old Carmen “Jackie” Lindhart, was killed in the bakery department of Reams Grocery when “she became entangled with the augers in the mixer causing her to be…

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Wegmans NY Bakery Division Fined $188K for Repeated Violations

Rochester, NY – The NY-based supermarket Wegmans faces fines totaling $188,000 following an investigation of two worker injuries at their bakery facility in Rochester, N.Y. OSHA cited Wegmans on Sept. 1 for three repeated and two serious violations while proposing fines totaling $188,200. After an inspection, the agency accused Wegmans of failing to properly train employees, ensuring…

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