Lone Star Bakery Inc. received citations for 18 serious and three repeat safety and health violations at Plant 2 of the company’s facility on U.S. Highway 87 East in China Grove, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A January 10 inspection found that the company failed to establish a program to manage highly hazardous chemicals. Proposed penalties total $199,600.
OSHA cited the same company in 2006 for similar violations at Plant 2 of the China Grove facility with proposed penalties of $78,300. The company also was cited in April 2011 with proposed penalties of $229,400 following an amputation incident and multiple inspections at the two facilities.
Lone Star Bakery, which employs about 500 workers in China Grove, has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference or contest the citations and penalties.
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