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WI Cannery Fined $150K After Worker Fell 17 Feet into a Vat

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Bear Creek, WI – OSHA has issued the world’s largest sauerkraut cannery, GLK Foods LLC, nearly $150,000 in fines after a worker fell more than 17 feet into an empty sauerkraut vat and broke multiple bones on the job in October 2015.fell vat

The OSHA investigation found that GLK Foods failed to protect employees by not providing equipment to prevent falls or installing guard railings, not keeping floor holes covered, and not using locking devices to prevent unintentional use of machines and issued five serious, two repeat, one willful and one other-than-serious violations to the facility.

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