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OSHA Lablels Tyson Foods Plant In Hutchinson A 'Severe Violator'

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Tyson Foods plant in Hutchinson for more safety violations.

OSHA labeled the plant a severe violator, meaning future inspections will ensure the violations have been corrected.

OSHA also recommended a $147,000 fine for four violations found during a recent inspection.

A worker's hand was severed in June while he and three others were cleaning a conveyor belt; his arm was pulled into the equipment.

OSHA has found seven serious violations at the plant in the last decade. some of the latest violations were considered willful.

Tyson officials say the company is reviewing the citations and will work with OSHA to resolve the concerns.

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