Seafood Distributor Fined for Employee's Death

Omega Protein of Moss Point, Miss. faces more than $79,000 in fines following the death of an employee in April.

The death of a worker in April 2012 has resulted in 25 health and safety violations being filed after an OSHA investigation. The processing plant in Moss Point, Miss. was investigated following the death of the 24-year-old employee, who died when he was caught in a conveyor belt.

The fines against Omega Protein, a seafood distributor, amount to $79,200. According to the agency, the accident could have been avoided if the company followed proper safety procedures.

Violations range from not providing a written respirator protection program to not making employees fix personal lockout devices to a group lockout device. In fact, there were 21 serious violations and four other-than-serious violations.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2019

    March 2019

    Featuring:

    • HEARING PROTECTION
      Not Your Grandpa's Ear Muffs 
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Far Too Many Fatal Falls
    • DRUG TESTING
      Marijuana in the Workplace
    • FALL PREVENTION
      Ladder Safety Tips
    View This Issue