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Tyson Foods Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay Fine For OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death

SAFETY / OSHA - 01/19/09
Tyson Foods Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay Fine For OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death
Tyson Foods Inc. pleaded guilty January 6, 2009, in U.S. District Court in Arkansas, and agreed to pay the maximum fine for willfully violating worker safety regulations that led to a worker's death in its River Valley Animal Foods (RVAF) plant in Texarkana, Ark., the Justice Department announced.

According to the information filed along with a plea agreement, Tyson operated several RVAF plants that recycled poultry products into protein and fats for the animal food industry. As part of the rendering process, in four of the plants, the company used high-pressure steam processors called hydrolyzers to convert the poultry feather into feather meal.

Decomposition of biological material, such as poultry feathers, produces hydrogen sulfide gas, an acute-acting toxic su


Added: Feb-4-2009 Occurred On: Feb-4-2009
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