Two chocolate processing companies in Camden, New Jersey have been fined for safety violations following the death of an employee who fell into a giant vat of chocolate in July.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Lyons & Sons Inc. and Cocoa Services LP with a total of 12 serious citations.
Vincent Smith II died in July after he was hit by a paddle used to mix chocolate.
OSHA said there were improper safety precautions at the facility and that a first-aid program was not in place.
Fines for the two companies total more than $39,000.
A city judge had already levied a fine for operating a business without a license.
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