Tyson Receives Citation for Nebraska Worker's Death

The food company faces more than $104,000 in proposed fines due to the death of a worker.

Tyson Foods Inc. received more than $104,000 in proposed fines due to safety violations leading to a worker's death in Nebraska, according to OSHA.

Rodney Bridgett, 37, was killed in March when he was working on a piece of machinery that collapsed on him.

"The mechanic was performing maintenance work beneath a piece of equipment that had been secured in an elevated position by a chain and quick link, but the chain failed and the equipment crushed the mechanic," OSHA said in a statement Aug. 27. "A willful violation was cited for ineffective periodic safety equipment inspections and failing to make necessary modifications to the worker safety protection process through the inspections."

Facing five serious citations and one other-than-serious citation, Tyson, known primarily for producing chicken, has 15 days to pay the fines, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the Occupatioal Safety and Health Review Commission.

For a full list of the citations received by Tyson, see them here on the OSHA website.

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